Sunday, May 8, 2016

Z is for Zero Tolerance

Is there something for which God has "zero tolerance?" Do you know how I know that there is something for which He has zero tolerance?

God has zero tolerance for sin. How I know this: "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment." 2 Peter 2:4.

While God doesn't tolerate sin, He does love the sinner. Fortunately for us, He does forgive us our sins.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.

Who has sinned? "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23. "Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." John 8:34.

What are the consequences of sin? "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23. "What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid." Romans 6:1,2. "...when He (the Holy Spirit) is come, He will reprove the world of sin..." John 16:8.

So, what does God require of us? "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9.

What is heaven's reaction when we repent? "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." Luke 15:10.

"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21. "Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father." Galatians 1:4.

May you always feel His love, forgiveness, and presence.

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