results of forgiveness

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results of forgiveness

Psalm 51:12-13 (JDV)

Psalm 51:12 Restore the joy of your deliverance to me, and sustain me by giving me a generous breath.
Psalm 51:13 Then I will teach the rebellious your ways, and those who fail will return to you.

results of forgiveness

Here we see the results of forgiveness in the life of the believer. First, forgiveness from God restores the joy that was stolen when rebellion occurred.

Second, God’s gracious act of deliverance changes the heart of the forgiven one. Instead of the selfish breath that prompted the sin, she is given a generous, caring breath that keeps the giving going.

Third, the forgiven one becomes a teacher of the ways of God. What she had once despised and rebelled against, she now loves and promotes.

Finally, that change in the life of the forgiven sinner prompts more sinners to come to the fountain for cleansing. One reversed failure leads to many seeking the same miracle.

We should not hide our failures. We should seek the miracle of God’s restoration through forgiveness, and allow his grace to change us, so that many more can experience that freedom.

Lord, thank you for the forgiveness that changes us into teachers of your ways.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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