Friday, January 30, 2015

Where God Walks

God's forgiveness has all the qualities of 1 Corinthians chapter 13.

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a ESV

"He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea." - Micah 7:19 ESV

I like that the verse in Micah treats sin as if it is an object outside of us. It is something God handles and moves around. It is something heavy that sinks when He casts it into the sea.

Our sin is so heavy and God removes it from us but His love is so light.

"Let us go out early to the vineyards and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love." - Song of Songs 7:12 ESV

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him." - 1 John 3:1 ESV

"Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses." - Proverbs 10:12 ESV

His love is like a crisp warm bed sheet that settles down over someone and covers them.

"Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness." - Genesis 9:23 ESV

This is how God is loving us. I am amazed by that.

God is so honorable. He will never mention our sins. As far as He is concerned they are gone. He came in backwards and took them away from us because He loves us.

"For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." - Colossians 3:3 ESV

We live a life of favor because we are hidden in the life of His Son. He didn't sink into the sea... He walked on it.


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