Then he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” And the man got up and went home. — Matthew 9:6-7.
Read the whole passage in Matthew 9:1-8.
Jesus made the blind see, the dead rise, and the lame walk. But he went further than that; he also forgave sins. While we may be able to forgive each other for certain offense, only God can forgive in any absolute sense. We can forgive wrongs committed against each other by refusing to hold a grudge or press charges or require repayment. But we are never the only ones wronged. When we lie, cheat, steal, or mistreat someone, we not only hurt that person but also the one who created that person. We offend and sin aginst God. And no human can forgive the sin against God. That is the right of God alone and one he freely exercises for all who ask him for forgiveness.
Talk with God
Thank you for offering your forgiveness. I confess my need for it.
Live it. How will you live more Second today?
Tell it. How will you share what you have learned?
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From the book “Live second: 365 ways to make Jesus first”