Carey Lewis Devotions
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.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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