Today is the second installment of encouragement from the Scriptures relating to sin in the life of the Christian. On Monday we saw that God has removed our sin as far as the east is from the west. Today we will see some supernatural HOLY HURLING!
Have you ever been in a boat out on the water and had something fall overboard? I watched a set of keys sink out of sight one day; it was a horrible feeling! Well, today God has a word of unimaginable comfort as it relates to our sin and His forgiveness.
You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl our iniquities into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:19)
Unlike something that “falls” overboard, to “hurl” something is to do it intentionally. Because of the cross work of Christ, God has hurled our sins into the depths of the sea, never to be seen again. Imagine what that really means! Our sins are gone forever and ever and ever. God’s forgiveness of our sins is as complete as it is irreversible. Once forgiven . . . always forgiven!
God has dealt with our sins through the sinless life and sacrificial death of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. If you have placed your trust in Christ’s atoning work on your behalf, God the Father loves you unconditionally and completely forgives you. He will never punish you for any of your past sins. They are gone, hurled overboard, never to resurface again.
As I wrote in Monday’s blog, if you are being reminded of your past sins—sins that have been removed from you as far as the east is from the west and hurled overboard into the depths of the sea—it is not God who is reminding you. It is Satan, the liar and the accuser of the brethren who wants you to live looking back instead of looking up.
HOLY HURLING is a Gospel truth that frees us up to advance confidently in the direction God is calling us to go.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!