Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Forgiveness, Not A Big Deal For God
"Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, 'Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.'” Matthew 9:2 NKJV
A paralyzed man was brought to Jesus, and without them saying a word, Jesus said to him, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” Wow!
Some of the scribes present in the hall said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’?" Wow!
Forgiving the man wasn't a big deal for Jesus, He forgave him before the man even acknowledged that he was a sinner! He did same for all of us as well; while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!
Who are you, and what have you done? God has forgiveness for you too! The Bible says that He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. If we confess our sins, God will forgive us. He will make us clean from all the wrong things we have done.