God Wants To Reason With You

Grace and peace be unto you.

“Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18).

Scripture says that Judas Iscariot sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. After he realized that Jesus would be killed, he returned the money and then committed suicide (Matthew 26:14-49; Matthew 27:3-5). He could have asked God to forgive him and he would be forgiven, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Instead, he allowed Satan to convince him that his sin was unforgivable and death was the preferred solution.

When we sin, God offers love and encourages us to speak the truth and seek forgiveness. On the other hand, Satan either whispers condemnation or tries to convince us that our sin is justified. The story is told that after Cain murdered Abel, God gave him the opportunity to confess his sin. As such, God asked him for Abel, but rather than admitting his sin, he asked God if he was his brother’s keeper. God was displeased with Cain’s actions, attitude, and response. Hence, he said to him, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground” (Genesis 4:1-10). When we refuse to admit our sins, God reminds us of them, hoping that we will repent.  

Perhaps you are in a situation where you have sinned and have not acknowledged same, or you are disappointed in yourself, and wondering if life is worth living. Although you have sinned, your life is still worth living. Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). God does not want you to ignore your sin, commit suicide, or be burdened with guilt and shame. He only wants you to humble yourself and ask forgiveness.   

I encourage you to ask forgiveness and believe that God has forgiven you. The Bible says, “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness (Jeremiah 31:3).  

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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