“The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.” (Exodus 34:6–7)
The LORD gives and forgives abundantly. He gives us what we don’t deserve – free of charge.
These verses come just after God’s people Israel committed the ‘monumental sin’ of all time… making and worshipping a golden calf idol (Exodus 32).
This is the good news of Christianity: forgiveness of sin – free of charge. God absorbed the punishment on himself when his Son Jesus died on the Cross. He died to take the punishment for all sin… from that golden calf 3000 years ago, through to our sin today and tomorrow. All we have to do is trust that Jesus’ death was in place of ours, then we are forgiven.
Free of charge forgiveness means we can enjoy living in a new relationship with the LORD. Enjoy!
In Christ, Tory Cayzer