Water Under The Bridge

So far, I should never meet them again. Psalm 103:12 NKJV

God is not fooled by traditions and religious deeds. Mark 7:6-9 NKJV

The caveat to forgiveness is confession. 1 John 1:9 NKJV

 

Most of us will quickly and easily admit to our imperfections. We grab hold of Bible verses like Psalm 103:12 because we want the comfort of knowing God won't remember our sin and we can truly be free from our transgressions. 

How come we don't feel or act like we are forgiven?  There are a couple of reasons. First, and foremost we know in our heart that God is not fooled by our insincere traditions and actions. Many try to fool themselves into believing that enough good deeds will outweigh their sin. The problem with this is, unless the wrong can be undone, erased, never happened, it's still there. We can't really even forgive ourselves because much of the time we don't even take time to recognize and name our sin. Secondly, we can't be forgiven because we don't confess, admit out loud, that we are wrong, making errors that cause harm to self, others and displeasing to God. We are barred from living free from our transgressions because we're content with standing in the stagnant muck of sin. If we want our sin to be gone, like water under the bridge, we must name them, confess them and let them go with the intent to never repeat them. This is the only way to live forgiven, sin erased, gone forever, water under the bridge!

from Mickey & Dave

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