Do you believe that sin can be forgiven? On a more personal level, do you think your sins can be forgiven?
What is sin? The word sin in the Bible comes from the Greek word Hamartia which means – to miss the mark. To err, be mistaken. To miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do or go wrong. To wander from the law of God, violate God’s law. That which is done wrong, an offence, a violation of the divine law in thought or in act.
No one is excluded from sin. The Bible says we are all sinners.
Romans 3:23 says, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”
Everyone falls short of God’s standards – EVERYONE. We have all missed the mark. We’ve all wandered from the path of uprightness and honour. We have all wandered from the law of God, and have violated it.
Today (Good Friday) we are reminded that we are all sinners, yet our sins have been forgiven through the death of Jesus on the cross. Acts 10:43 NLT says, “He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.”
The Apostle John wrote to the churches in Asia Minor, and told them, “I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.” – 1 John 2:12
Today, as is every day, is a day of hope. For those who are followers of Christ, today is a day to be reminded of the hope that Christ gave us on the cross. We have been forgiven. For those without Christ, today is a day of hope, in that you too can be forgiven, by believing that Christ died on the cross for your sins.
Believe this today!