A Crushing Weight Lifted

Have you ever thought of how many sins you have committed from your birth until now? Have you really thought about how intensely sinful some of those sins have been? Do you realize that we are accountable for all of them unless……we have received Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord? If we have done that, all of those sins are gone forever! How can that be? It is because they were charged to Jesus and required His’ death on the cross to pay for them! That resulted in our deserved punishment being inflicted on Jesus as our substitute. He took our place and bore our punishment, separating us from our sin debt, forever! We learn about this in Psalm 103:10-13: “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him.” Total forgiveness, cleansing, restoration, and righteousness is given to all who truly turn to Jesus. What an enormous weight of sin and guilt is lifted for all who have been born again! “My Burden is Gone,” by Haldor Lillenas gives us an idea of the tremendous relief of being forgiven: “One day I traveled a toilsome road over the hills of despair; One day I carried a weary load, cumbered with toil and with care. No more the burden of guilt is mine; no more in bondage I dwell. Unto my glorious King divine jubilant praises shall swell. …. The burden that once I carried is gone, ….is gone. ….of all of my sins there remaineth not one, …not one. …. Jesus, the Savior hath ransomed me, bearing my sins upon Calvary, giving me glorious liberty; my burden of sin is gone.” Selah! If we do not realize the depths of our sinfulness, it is questionable if true repentance can take place. If we loathe our sin(s), we want to turn from them and when we do, then comes the bliss of having that crushing weight lifted!   Ron

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