There is a wonderful phrase in the poetry of Jeremiah that tells us something of 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).
Guilt and sins, regardless of how great and how many, cannot be found even when searched for, when God forgives. Zechariah said in Luke 1:77 that God sent John the Baptist “to give His people a knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of sins.” Sins gone, guilt gone, and a knowledge of salvation, all through the forgiveness of sins.
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