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Daily Devotional: What stands between you and forgiveness?

March 20, 2019 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

(1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

People have the idea today that it’s okay to live in immorality and God is going to overlook their little indiscretions.

Is that so?

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). God doesn’t miss a beat of our lives. He is the righteous judge and will judge accordingly (see Hebrews 13:4).

“Well, Pastor, does that mean if I’ve done any of the things in this passage, I can’t be saved?”

No, it doesn’t. First Corinthians 6:11 promises: “And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

Hallelujah! Note the past-tense there: “…such WERE some of you…” There is no sin so awful that the blood of Christ cannot cleanse. He makes the vilest sinner clean.

ACTION POINT:

Nothing—not your worst offense—stands between you and the Cross…between you and forgiveness…between you and a loving Heavenly Father. Nothing but your hesitation. Come to Him. He longs to receive you.


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