Our human nature naturally seeks what we perceive as best for us. At times we may even rationalize and blur the lines for something we want. It may be as simple as to win at a game or it may be as complex as attaining a position at work.
And then we realize the error of our ways. The guilt – and not always in proportion to our sin – begins to set in. We seek forgiveness – maybe from another, maybe from God, maybe from yourself, maybe from all three! We try to ‘fix’ it if we can and try to restore our relationships and our reputation. Maybe we even vow, “never again”.
At the point of repentance, God’s grace washes over us like a mighty river. He washes away all of our iniquities and renews our soul. His free gift is always there, always extended. I am ever thankful for the price Jesus paid to wash away my sins. Praise be to God for His amazing gift!
Scripture reference: Genesis 28: 10-19a