God’s Mercy Remains For A Repentant Sinner
(Passage: Ezekiel 36)
The mercy of God is precious and ever available for every sinner. Anyone who repents of his sin will obtain the mercy of God and receive his forgiveness. Beware, Satan can sway anyone to assume that his (or her) sin is too big to forgive, but nothing of such with God!
Our heavenly Father will forgive anyone who confesses his sin and repent from it.
Is there any saint out there? Indeed, no human righteousness is suitable enough to satisfy God; we all have to take the step of repentance.
However, the fact that no human can boast of any self-righteousness before God must not be taken as an excuse to validate an evil practice. No sinner should rejoice in his sin.
Every sin is punishable; therefore, it is important that everyone comes to a point that he or she repents and asks for forgiveness.
The scripture states,
“If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to clean us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us (1 John 1:8-10).”
No one is righteous enough to surpass the need to seek God’s forgiveness.
God Offers No Substitute: Repentance Of Sin Must Be Exercised!
The lesson about the necessity of repentance can be learned from the Israelites (God’s children in the Bible). They upset God with sin and were clueless of how to exercise genuine repentance; therefore, the Creator promised to help them come clean of it.
God promised to teach his people how to exercise genuine repentance so that they can be forgiven.
God’s Holiness Standard Remains
Children of God must come clean of their mess. God said to them:
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you will keep my judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in