“Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Hebrews 10:17

I don’t know about you, but I would say that this is good news. God sees all our sins - past, present and future - and says, “Your sins I will remember no more!”

Does this mean God has lowered His standards?

No, He is still perfectly holy. He did remember all our sins - 2,000 years ago at the cross. Every sin that we have committed or will commit has been punished to the full in the body of Jesus Christ at the cross. As a result, we should no longer be sin-conscious but Son-conscious.

Each time we feel condemned for our past mistakes, God wants us to remember the cross and say, “Lord Jesus, you were sentenced for this sin I committed so God will not condemn me for it.”

If you take your eyes away from the cross, you become sin-conscious and will live with an expectation of judgment. That expectation will give the devil ample opportunity to make you think that because of your sin God has something against you.

Because of Jesus’ perfect work on the cross your sins are forgiven; you are saved forever. We are perfected by God’s full acceptance and perfect delight in the work of His Son.

No matter where you might find yourself at the start of this week, be confident that God is saying to you, “I love you, my child.”