You’re never forgiven “again”...
We tend to hold onto the wrongs we do. You remember what you did last weekend; it was the same thing you did last month, last year, etc.
Hebrews 8:12, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
Hebrews 10:17, “Then he adds, ‘Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.’”
1 Corinthians 13:5, “Love does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
Hebrews is speaking about the new covenant God has with us through Jesus. And because of this covenant, “Love”, as talked about in 1st Corinthians, “Keeps no record of wrongs.” God remembers sin; but chooses not to remember forgiven sin. If you have trusted in Christ then God forgives your past, present, and future sin.
We tend to hold onto and remember the wrongs we do (and others do). The 129th time you lust, “I did it again;” the 130th, “I did it again.” If you are a Christian, God says I forgive you. He never says I forgive you “again.”
Be encouraged. Your sins are forgiven you and they are not remembered.
Questions to consider:
1. What would it be like for you to be forgiven instead of forgiven “again?”
2. What would it be like to tell someone who is close to you, “I forgive you,” instead of, “I forgive you again.”
3. How does your body language say, “I forgive you” or “I forgive you again?”