How does our perspective on sin and forgiveness relate to the following ‘wisps of wisdom’ on the sometimes heavy topics of sin, judgment — and forgiveness?
It’s Lent, after all! Aren’t we supposed to dwell on these matters?
At a round table discussion last weekend with several senior, committed, lifelong Christians, I heard these kinds of statements:
“Confessing sin is about becoming aware again of my need for and my dependence on God.”
“God will not act toward us in judgment because of our sins so much as for all the gifts we refused from the gracious hand of God.”
“Forgiveness of sins is not a reprieve from a judge but an embrace from a lover.”
“It is not Jesus’ suffering and death that saved us but Christ’s love.”
What do you think? I, for one, am grateful and encouraged.