What Jesus Says to a Complacent Church

Guilt and Grace

June 15, 2020

Let's admit it.  When it comes to guilt, the truth is all of us at some point in our lives have to honestly say - "I did it."  There are things, we've all struggled with.  We're all in the same boat.  James 2:10 says it this way - "The person who keeps every law of God, but makes one little slip, is just as guilty as the person, who has broken every law there is." The Psalm writer reminds us that guilt isn’t a good thing for us to carry around - "My guilt has overwhelmed me, like a burden too heavy to bear." (Psalm 38) When it comes to dealing with guilt we often resort to shame, hiding and blame.  They’re methods as old as humanity itself that we see in the Genesis account of the garden and Adam and Eve.  God’s way of dealing with our guilt is different.  It flows out of his “grace” towards us.   1 John 1:9 describes it like this -  "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins, and purify us from all unrighteousness." Isn’t God’s grace amazing?  

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