Many times in my life growing up, I have laughed at and called people by many cruel and hurtful names. At that time, it didn't feel cruel. It felt as if I was only expressing myself. It is an automatic defense for saying to myself that I am not like that. But deep down, it was a knife in my heart. A sort of guilt that I could not understand or express because I wanted to throw that idea off and move on. I just could not comprehend with all those emotions.
Looking back, I was wicked and I have sinned to people who have crossed my paths. I have asked for forgiveness and I have forgiven those who sinned toward me. Laughing and calling people names to humiliate them and to just have a moment of enjoyment is a sin no matter what anyone says. We all have done it. I have done it. You have done it. We are all guilty of this. We are all guilty of some kind of sin. Whether it is robbing someone or just a white lie, it is all the same. We are a sinful people born into a sinful world. For us, it hard to forgive and to give forgiveness but harder to forget.
When Jesus came, we sinned against a man who was sinless. We put him on the cross, called him names and even told lies about him. Yet when he died he forgave us. He died an innocent man. He died so we can live. One of his wills was for us to be redeemed, to be holy in the presence of God and to have our sins forgotten. It is done.
So remember, though you have sinned, Jesus gave his life so we can be in God's presence and washed away our transgression. When we are reunited with God, because of Jesus, our sins will be remembered no more.
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For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.
Kuv yuav khuvleej lawv tej kev txhaum thiab tsis cim ntsoov lawv lub txim dua li lawm.