There is a great phrase in the poetry of Jeremiah about the character of God’s forgiveness:

“’In those days, at that time,’ declares the Lord, ‘search will be made for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare’” (Jeremiah 50:20).

Regardless of how great your sins or how many there are, they cannot be found once God has forgiven them. Zechariah said of his son John the Baptist,

“And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people a knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of sins” (Luke 1:76-77).


Sins gone, guilt gone, and a knowledge of salvation¾all through God’s forgiveness.

*Excerpted from Being Christian. To purchase, visit

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