"Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases." Psalm 103:3
The Lord forgives all our iniquities. Not just a couple of them. Not just some of them. Not just the ones we think are "minor", and not just the ones we think are "major". Our sins are not too great and there are not too many for Him to forgive. At the cross He took care of the whole sin issue. None were left out. They were all taken care of. They were all provided for. They were all punished. They were all washed.
We tend to categorize sin-- some are big and some are little. But God simply said, "All have sinned". When the young man came to Jesus concerning eternal life, Jesus took him back to the commandments. Each commandment represented a particular "area" of sin- all sin can be put into one of three categories: lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, pride of life. The young man had not willingly sinned in any of the commandments. He was not guilty of any particular "act" of sin. He was guilty of sin against God. We are guilty of sin against God- that was our sin, not just individual acts of sin.
Our sin against Him has been taken care of at the cross. Jesus shed His blood to forgive our sin. He has taken care of it. We have forgiveness. Once you have repented of your sin, once you have made peace with God through the blood of Jesus, then embrace that forgiveness and walk in it daily. Our sin against God has been forgiven and nailed to the cross. Leave yours there.
Have a great day. We are guilty of one sin-- sin against God. Jesus took care of that at the cross.
For further reading:
2 Corinthians 5:19
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