All sins forgiven
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians chapter 1, verse 7; NIV)
People think that they are doing what pleases God when they have a guilty conscience. They live their lives with fear of punishment, burdened with self-blame.
How does God feel when we sin?
But have you ever considered how God and Jesus feel when you don’t accept their gift of grace? God sacrificed His beloved Jesus; the majestic Jesus was spat on, beaten and executed — all this so you will never have to be punished by God for your sins, but then you want to come and say, ‘Sorry, Jesus, your sacrifice wasn’t enough for me.’
Our relationship with God now that our sins are forgiven
It’s not that sins don’t matter at all. Sins are bad for us. But Jesus forgave us all our sins. We are free from them and are no longer punished by God.
Let us develop our relationship with God on this wonderfully reassuring basis of eternal peace with God. • God is your loving heavenly Father