In one bold stroke, forgiveness obliterates the past and permits us to enter the land of new beginnings.
God’s forgiveness is not just a casual statement; it is the complete blotting out of all dirt and degradation of our past, present and future.
Guilt is not all bad. Without it there is nothing to drive a person toward self-examination and toward God for forgiveness.
Repent when you fail, and immediately seek God’s forgiveness and restoration. Sin breaks our fellowship with God.
Forgiveness does not come easily to us, especially when someone we have trusted betrays our trust. And yet if we don’t learn to forgive, we will discover that we can never really rebuild trust.
When God forgives us and purifies us of our sin, He also forgets it. Forgiveness results in God dropping the charges against us.
Forgiveness is one of the most beautiful words in the human vocabulary. How much pain and unhappy consequences could be avoided if we all learned the meaning of this word.
When God forgives, there is an immediate and complete change in relationship. Instead of hostility, there is love and acceptance. Instead of enmity, there is friendship.
Christ can take the most sin-laden, selfish, evil person and bring forgiveness and new life.
Before asking God’s forgiveness, there is something important you must do. You must repent, that is, turn from the behavior and lifestyle that [leads to sin].