Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.’” Romans 4:7.
Don’t be deceived into holding into things that are in the past. Jesus frees us from these wrong things that we have done in the past to set us free in the future. These things in the past that we have done wrong need not have hold on us now but we decide to change. We need to turn to Jesus who alone can forgive us and we need to make the decision to follow his ways and in making that decision, we are claiming the forgiveness that God offers through Jesus.
“Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.” Job 5:17
If you know that you’ve done things wrong and you haven’t asked God for his forgiveness, if you are in the habit of doing something that you know that is wrong, then it’s time to decide to change. If you’re holding on to wrong things that have been done for you and refusing to forgive, now it’s time to forgive. To decide to let that go and if we do that, if we don’t despise the chastening of the Almighty, we allow ourselves to be corrected if we decide to change and align ourselves with Jesus’ ways, then we will find that we will be happy. If we find in other words the true fear of the Lord, we will have find true wisdom.
“Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.” Proverbs 28:14
For examples of the wisdom in Proverbs listen to this episode of Daily Devotional Preaching.
Fear the Lord, go his way, align yourself with his will. Make the decision to do it. Don’t delay. Don’t think that you’re being kind to yourself by leaving it. The sooner you do this, the sooner you’ll be on the path to learning, to happiness. And this is a habit for you to develop. Always do this. Always do this. Fear with the Lord always. Always decide to as soon as you do something wrong in the future, ask God to forgive you and decide never to do it again. Don't harden your heart, always be willing to change. Align yourself with the ways of God.
A magnet works by all the little domains of magnets inside lining up. You can do an experiment by putting a magnet under a piece of paper and getting some iron fines, sprinkling them on top of it. When you sprinkle the iron finings on top, they line themselves up with the magnetic field, and as they line themselves over the magnetic field, you can see the shape of the magnetic field. The place where there are more iron finings clustering together, the force where they are ready to jump off the paper, the place where that is, the head of the magnet itself. The place where all of the iron finings are lined up is where they stuck to the magnet and are in line with the magnetic field. We must stick to God and stick to his ways, align ourselves up with his magnetic fields, or his rules and then we will be happy.