Monday, April 16th, 2018
Love... Keeps No Record Of Wrongs
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Psalm 103:12 (NASB)
A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 19:11 (NIV)
At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.
2 Timothy 4:16 (NIV)
If God Himself wipes our slates clean and chooses to forget our sins,* who are we to hold a grudge?
Is our holiness perfected? Of course not. Haven't we committed sins, too? Certainly.
Then why are we stuck in reverse? Why do our minds travel backwards?
The Apostle Paul, Christ's grievously-erring, tirelessly-working, adversity-bearing, steadfastly-moving, zealously-speaking, brilliantly-writing missionary, said this:
'Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus' (Philippians 3:12-14, NKJV).
Like God and like Paul, we keep no records of wrongs.
Instead, we love.
## Love Series: Keeps No Record Of Wrongs (Part 17)
* 'I'll forever wipe the slate clean of their sins' (Hebrews 10:17, The Message).
* 'I, even I, am The One Who wipes out your transgressions for My Own sake, and I will not remember your sins' (Isaiah 43:25, NASB).
* 'Having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; He has taken it away, nailing it to The Cross' (Colossians 2:14, NIV).
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Love series.