The light of liberty

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The Word

“For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.” Colossians 1:13, 14

Thought

There is great interest in understanding forgiveness. The word forgiveness is one of Merriam-Webster’s top 10% of words searched for to provide definition.[1] it means to: stop feeling anger toward someone or something, to stop blaming, and to be granted relief from debt. The result of receiving and applying this definition in context of the spiritual realm results in the escape from darkness into light, from confusion to clarity, and from bitterness to peace.

Clearly everyone would forever stand condemned by sin were it not for the payment of our debt purchased by Christ. Turning to him resulted in his unearned and undeserved grace. We, in turn, are expected to forgive those who trespass against us. Where forgiveness is present, anger, blame, and condemnation are absent.

 Prayer

Thank you for forgiving me, and may I too walk in forgiveness of others. Amen.

"and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us."

[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forgive

 

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Craig Smith