Psalm 99:8 Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
Oh, how wonderful it is that God forgives us of our sins. All our sins were washed away on the day we put our faith in Jesus and asked Him to come into our lives. However, is there still a price to pay for our sin?
The short answer is, YES. If we commit sin, we often must pay the earthly penalty for those sins. Can a thief be forgiven? YES! Does he still need to pay for his crime? YES!
The good news is, God can now take what was a punishment and turn it into a blessing. How you might ask? By teaching others how not to fall into the same pits of sin which we had fallen into. We can walk with those who are struggling in the similar areas of life as we were. God can use anything to glorify Himself if we will allow Him to.
What a wonderful truth to know that God forgives our sin even if we must pay an earthly price for them. Nevertheless, in heaven it is gone. In the presence of God, our sin is washed in the blood of His precious Son Jesus Christ.
When faced with paying the earthly price for our sin, we should ask God to use even this to glorify Himself. Not asking how can we get out of this situation, but what can God get out of this with our life?
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Judges 8-9 / Psalm 99 / Proverbs 25-26 / 1 Corinthians 16
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ruth 3-1 Samuel 1 / Luke 16:1-17
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