THE PARALYSIS OF SIN
When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralyzed man, Son, your sins are forgiven.
Imagine being one of the people in the crowd when Jesus first met the paralyzed man. The last time the paralyzed man saw the healing that Jesus had done. Jesus's first concern was not with the man's paralysis. He looked beyond the man's physical condition to see his deeper spiritual need.
We can want very much o get to Jesus but feel stuck on our mats. We can become so deeply ashamed or disheartened by the gravity of our sin that we think ourselves unworthy of seeking forgiveness. This is true even of those who already enjoy a relationship with Christ. We know that Christ has forgiven forgiven us, but should we repeatedly give in to the same temptations, we may start self-diagnosing ourselves as unsuitable for participation in His work.
We can have so much trouble seeing past our failures that we miss the victory we have in Christ's death and resurrection.
The most important need we all have is the forgiveness of our sins. God is a patient and longsuffering God who will never cease offering us forgiveness.
Though we must continually resist temptation, turning to Him in repentance means there is nothing we have done or ever could do that can separate us from Him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Gracious God, thank You for Your unfailing, never-ending love, forgiving us no matter how many times we sin. Work in us, Lord, to strengthen our resistance to temptation. Amen
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