Tag: guilt

The elephant chain

He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. -Psalm 107:14 (NIV) I know that you can do all things; no purpose of…

Your reputation is not your identity

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. -Romans 15:7 (NIV) No, in all these things we are more than…

Bless those who curse you

But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat…

The blank slate of forgiveness

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. -Psalm 130:3-4…

The long and winding road to fulfilled dreams, part 5

“What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. “What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants’ guilt. We are now…

The long and winding road to fulfilled dreams, part 4

Peace be with you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money. -Genesis…

From flawed to flawless

> Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. -Psalm 51:7 When I confessed them to the…

You are redeemed

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to…

How to stop bullets

I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. -Matthew 12:36 As far as the…

Not “damaged goods” but God’s ideal vessel

I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel. For I have heard the slander of many, terror is on every…