Monday, June 23, 2008

Free from Sin

Leviticus 6:1 - 7:27, Mark 3:7-30, Psalm 37:1-11, Proverbs 10:3-4

I was going to try and set a standard format for my blog, I was kind of hoping to go with a “something new, something I don’t understand and something funny” kind of approach, but it turns out that not going to work, well not all the time anyway.  So for the first little while I will just have to play around a little until I find my grove...

Something New:
Ok, well it’s not really a new idea, but while I was reading Leviticus I was reminded by how lucky I am that my sins are just forgiven. Today’s Leviticus reading was all about the offerings that had to made to cleanse sin, it gives every detail about what needs to be done to repay the debt with people and then how to prepare an offering that is pleasing to God so that you can be forgiven by him as well and I tell you what I am soooo very glad that we don’t have to do that anymore. I am so blessed to live in “AD” time, where all I need is to believe in Jesus and my sins are forgiven.

Sometimes I worry that I will sin or do something dumb and that I will forget to ask for forgiveness and that the sin will be held against me, but its not like that at all! Jesus is much bigger than that and he has already forgiven me once and for all so now all I need to do is keep living free in Him because I am not bound by sin and intense forgiveness rituals.  I am Free 

Something I don’t understand:
Having said that, there is a verse from the Mark reading (conveniently also about sin) that I don’t get and its this one:
“but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences. Mark 3:29”
I don’t know what this sin is or what makes it worse than the rest, but I would like to know because it is a pretty scary thought that there is something that you can do that is unforgivable even by God.

Something else:
Today I was lucky enough to be fill in Junior Soldier Sergeant this morning and we were looking at Doctrine 4, so I just thought I would chuck it in here as a bit of a bonus…

“We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the divine and human natures are united. So that he is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.”

Verse of the Day
“The Lord will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked. Proverbs 10:3”


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