Jesus is all about forgiving sin, but for a reason: So we can have a personal relationship with the Father.
Proverbs 9:9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
Jesus said it like this:
Matthew 13:12 Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
For Jesus, it’s all about the relationship. The Pharisees and most of the people were not interested in knowing and following Him, which is why He spoke in parables (Mt. 13:10-11).
I find it interesting that Jesus gives this teaching again in the parable of the talents:
Matthew 25:29 For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
What is worth more than 11 bags of gold? A walking, talking, personal and interactive relationship with the God of the universe! Namely, Christ Jesus.
Let’s get something straight: God no longer holds you accountable for your sin. He paid that price on the cross. The problem we have is that we still sin! Now, though, instead of separating us from the Father, we can now run to Him for mercy and grace, for comfort and healing.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Sin destroys. God wants to help us get rid of sin in our lives so that we can be healthy spiritually, physically and emotionally. As we learn to trust Him-even as we fail-He gives us more grace:
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in [your] weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
WE SERVE A GREAT GOD!
Let’s walk with Him today and learn all He has for us today. “He who has, more will be given.”