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He Who Sweeps Away Transgressions

Isaiah 43:25

It is I who sweep away your transgressions for My own sake and remember your sins no more.

While God is most holy and just, He reveals His forgiving nature in this verse. Jesus taught us to forgive and not to let a root of bitterness take hold of our hearts. Here we see that God forgives us for His own sake. If He does not let a root of bitterness take hold, neither should we. Such a root contaminates our thinking, our motives, and our actions. To stay pure, we must be willing to forgive.

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself when you have been hurt or offended. Forgiving the person who hurt you does not mean the offense was right or even acceptable. Neither is forgiveness the same thing as reconciliation. Forgiveness means you let go of the right to get even and release the person from any debt owed you in the situation. Trust may have been damaged and in need of rebuilding. Reconciliation may very well mean the relationship takes a different form than the past in order to remain healthy. Forgiveness, however, is the start to your own healing.

God swept our transgressions away through Christ, who took the full punishment for our sins. Our relationship with Him is a journey of building trust and reconciliation to a full and proper relationship with the Father. One who realizes she has been forgiven much forgives much.

Have a blessed day!

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