It is hard to grasp redemption; hard to understand why God offers me salvation. Why would Jesus willfully suffer and die for me, someone prone to sin? Why would God forgive my sins through Jesus. So much of the forgiveness I offer to others is conditional. The mercy I extend is often not free and clear. Sometimes the forgiveness I give to others still clings to sinful thoughts. What you offer is unconditional forgiveness; salvation through Jesus. I cannot save myself. Help me Lord Jesus to deepen my faith in you. Fill my heart with a desire to know you, to follow you. Thank you for what you did for us on the cross and the hope you give us.
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For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; – 1 Peter 3:18 (NASB)
9 thoughts on “Unconditional”
Such an honest question to ask when offering forgiveness to someone: Am I forgiving them, with no strings attached? Any answer other than yes really means I’m not doing that doesn’t it. For in the end the hurt we hold onto instead of laying down to Jesus, keeps hurting us.
Thank you for sharing this wisdom.
So true, the hurt we cling to ends up hurting us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.
Amen! Being honest with ourselves when in prayer is a meaningful and effective witness.
I’m grateful for the Spirit of God guiding and convicting us. Thanks for the comment. Blessings.
God offers mercy to us, free and clear. He took the initiative. How can we not do the same with others? These are great points to start my morning, CG. I am thankful for your blogging ministry. Please keep up the good work—God’s work!
Praise God for His love and mercy! Thanks for the comment and encouragement. Blessings.
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