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* Scripture is filled with promises to everyone who in faith commits his or her life to Jesus. I refuse to dishonor God by implying that he lied. Because he has made to promise to everyone, I am included.

    The Bible is filled with promises of salvation to everyone

    Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes; for the Jew first, and also for the Greek.

    Romans 3:22-24 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all those who believe. For there is no distinction, for all have sinned . . . being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus . . .

    Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed.All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

    Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

    John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name

    John 3:14-18 . . . even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. . . . He who believes in him is not judged . . .

    John 3:36 One who believes in the Son has eternal life . . .

    John 5:24 Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

    John 6:37 He who comes to me I will in no way throw out.

    John 6:40 This is the will of the one who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes in him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

    John 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture.

    Matthew 7:24-25 Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock. The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn’t fall, for it was founded on the rock.

    Matthew 10:32 Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven.

    Luke 11:10 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

    Acts 17:30 The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent. . . .

    Acts 10:43 All the prophets testify about him, that through his name everyone who believes in him will receive remission of sins.

    Acts 13:39 . . . and by him everyone who believes is justified . . .

    2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

    Ezekiel 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies, says the Lord God: therefore turn yourselves, and live.

    Proverbs 28:13 He who conceals his sins doesn’t prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

    1 John 4:15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God.

    1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God . . .

    1 Timothy 2:3-6 . . . God our Savior; who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all

    Psalm 103:3 who forgives all your sins . . .

    Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all. His tender mercies are over all his works.

    Luke 11:10 For everyone who asks receives . . .

    Psalm 145:18 The Lord is near to all those who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

    Psalm 86:5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.

    Acts 2:21 It will be that whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.

    Romans 10:12-13 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him. For, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

    (Emphasis mine)

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* Jesus did not die just for “minor” sins, but for the sins of the entire world.

    Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

    John 3:17 For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.

    1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 1:29 The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

    1 John 2:2 And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.

    1 John 4:14 We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as the Savior of the world.

    2 Corinthians 5:19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.

    (Emphasis mine)

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* Salvation is never deserved. Salvation is by faith (in Jesus’ ability to secure my forgiveness) not by works. So my salvation hinges on me choosing to believe my eternal destiny depends solely on what Jesus has done for me and not the slightest on what I have done.

I make that choice right now. I choose to regard my works (irrespective of whether they seem good or bad) as powerless to determine my fate. I believe that Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection on my behalf – and that alone – determines my spiritual destiny. I place my faith solely in Jesus and not in my efforts. Therefore, according to the promise of Almighty God, the blood of Jesus cleanses me from all sin. The magnitude of my unworthiness and the grossness of my depravity is swallowed up by Jesus’ power to save and his worthiness.

    Salvation is by faith (in Jesus’ ability to secure my forgiveness) not by works

    Ephesians 2:8-9 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, that no one would boast.

    Romans 1:17 For in it is revealed God’s righteousness from faith to faith. As it is written, “But the righteous shall live by faith.”

    Romans 3:28 We maintain therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.

    Romans 9:30-32 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who didn’t follow after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith; but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, didn’t arrive at the law of righteousness. Why? Because they didn’t seek it by faith, but as it were by works of the law. They stumbled over the stumbling stone;

    Romans 9:16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy.

    Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace.

    2 Timothy 1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,

    Titus 3:5 not by works of righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy. . . .

    John 6:28-29 They said therefore to him, “What must we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

    Romans 3:22-24 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all those who believe. For there is no distinction, for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

    Romans 4:4-5 Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as something owed. But to him who doesn’t work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.

    Philippians 3:4-9  . . . though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has confidence in the flesh, I yet more . . . concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless. However, I consider those things that were gain to me as a loss for Christ. Yes most certainly, and I count all things to be a loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

    Galatians 2:16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law, because no flesh will be justified by the works of the law.

    Galatians 3:11 Now that no man is justified by the law before God is evident, for, “The righteous will live by faith.”

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* I am not the person who sinned. That person died with Jesus. That person is dead – non-existent.

    I am not the person who sinned

      2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.

      Ephesians 4:24 . . . put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

      John 3:3 Jesus answered him, “Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can’t see God’s Kingdom.”

    That person died with Jesus

      Colossians 2:20 If you died with Christ . . .

      Colossians 3:3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

      Romans 6:4-11 We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death . . . For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection; knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him; knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him! For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God. Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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* As Jesus rose from the dead, so with him I have risen to a brand new life.

    Colossians 2:12-13 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. You were dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh. He made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,

    Colossians 3:1 If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.

    Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus

    Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection

    Romans 6:11 Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness.

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* God says in his Word that my sins are pardoned, forgiven, not remembered, wiped out, swept away, taken away, removed as far as the east is from the west (an infinite distance), trampled on (destroyed) and hurled into the depths of the sea, unable to be found, blotted out, cleansed, washed, made as white as snow.

    Pardoned

      Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? He doesn’t retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness.

      Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

    Forgiven

      Ephesians 1:7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he made to abound toward us . . .

      Numbers 14:18 The Lord is slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and disobedience. . . .

      Psalm 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn’t hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

      Psalm 65:3 Sins overwhelmed me, but you atoned for our transgressions.

      Psalm 86:5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.

    Not remembered

      Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more.

      Hebrews 10:17 “I will remember their sins and their iniquities no more.”

    Wiped out

      Acts 3:19 Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,

    Swept away

      Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins.

    Taken away

      John 1:29 The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

      Romans 11:27 This is my covenant to them, when I will take away their sins

      1 John 3:5 You know that he was revealed to take away our sins. . . .

    Removed as far as the east is from the west

      Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

    Trampled on and hurled into the depths of the sea

      Micah 7:18-19 Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the disobedience of the remnant of his heritage? He doesn’t retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness. He will again have compassion on us. He will tread our iniquities under foot; and you will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

    Unable to be found

      Jeremiah 50:20 In those days, and in that time, says the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be no one; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I leave as a remnant.

    Blotted out

      Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins.

    Cleansed

      Jeremiah 33:8 I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, by which they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, by which they have sinned against me, and by which they have transgressed against me.

      Ezekiel 36:25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

      Hebrews 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without defect to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

    Washed

      1 Corinthians 6:9 Or don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Don’t be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortionists, will inherit God’s Kingdom. Such were some of you, but you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God. (Emphasis mine)

    Made as white as snow

      Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord: “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. . . .”

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* The past has passed. In Christ I am a new person; fresh, clean and completely free from my past. The person I now am – newly created by Jesus – is spotlessly pure and innocent.

    The past has passed

      Isaiah 43:18 Don’t remember the former things, and don’t consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don’t you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

      Isaiah 65:17 . . . the former things will not be remembered, nor come into mind.

      Philippians 3:13 . . . but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

    In Christ I am a new person

      Ephesians 4:24 and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

      Colossians 3:10 and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

    Pure

      Titus 2:13 . . . our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works . . .

      1 John 1:7 . . . the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

      2 Corinthians 11:2 . . . For I married you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

        Note that this is written in the same church as the following:
        1 Corinthians 6:9-11 . . . Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortionists, will inherit God’s Kingdom. Such were some of you, but you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God. (Emphasis mine)

      Hebrews 1:3  . . . when he had by himself purified us of our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

      Acts 15:9 He made no distinction between us [Jews] and them [Gentiles], cleansing their hearts by faith.

      Ezekiel 36:25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

    Holy

      Hebrews 10:10,14 by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. . . . For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

      Ephesians 1:4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without defect before him in love

      Ephesians 4:24 and put on the new man, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

      Colossians 1:22-23 yet now he has reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without defect and blameless before him, if it is so that you continue in the faith . . .

      Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved . . .

      1 Corinthians 1:2 to the assembly of God which is at Corinth; those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours

      1 Corinthians 1:8 who will also confirm you until the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light

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* On the cross, Jesus traded places with me. He has taken all my blame and given me his holiness. Because Jesus swapped places with me, I am sinless in the eyes of my Judge.

    Isaiah 53:4-6,8-12 Surely he has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. . . . who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living and stricken for the disobedience of my people? They made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him. He has caused him to suffer. When you make his soul an offering for sin, he will see his offspring. He will prolong his days, and the Lord’s pleasure will prosper in his hand. . . . My righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of himself; and he will bear their iniquities. . . . because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

    Romans 5:6-10 For while we were yet weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man. Yet perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die. But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God’s wrath through him. For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life.

    Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”

    Hebrews 9:28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many

    1 Peter 2:24 who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

    1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God. . . .

    Matthew 20:28  . . . even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

    Romans 4:25 who was delivered up for our trespasses, and was raised for our justification.

    Romans 5:18-19 So then as through one trespass, all men were condemned; even so through one act of righteousness, all men were justified to life. For as through the one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one, many will be made righteous.

    Romans 8:32 He who didn’t spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things?

    1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures

    2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died. He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again.

    2 Corinthians 5:21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    Romans 3:22-24 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all those who believe. For there is no distinction, for all have sinned . . . being justified freely by his grace . . .

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* Jesus was tortured so that everyone who accepts his sacrifice could go scot-free. He bore my punishment. I refuse to torment myself because that would be rendering his agony on my behalf a waste. I choose to delight Jesus and make his suffering for me worthwhile by enjoying his forgiveness.

    Scriptures cited elsewhere on this page

* God forgives me, so lest I imply my standards are holier than God’s, I forgive myself.

    Scriptures cited elsewhere on this page

    I forgive myself

      Acts 10:15 A voice came to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed, you must not call unclean.”

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* The Bible says I am “in Christ.” As my skin completely covers my body, so Christ’s beauty and righteousness and honor completely covers and beautifies me.

    The Bible says I am “in Christ.”

      2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.

      1 Peter 5:14 Peace be to you all who are in Christ Jesus.

      (Emphasis mine)

    As my skin completely covers my body, so Christ’s beauty and righteousness and honor completely covers and beautifies me.

      1 Corinthians 1:30 Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption

      Romans 13:14 . . . put on the Lord Jesus Christ . . .

      Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

      Colossians 3:3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

      (Emphasis mine)

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    * Jesus makes me whole. In him I am complete.

      Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

      John 15:5 I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

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    * I delight in all that I now am in Christ Jesus. I am excited about the pure, holy and loved person that I have become because of Jesus.

      I delight in all that I now am in Christ Jesus

      Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ

      Pure

      See above

      Holy

      See above

      Loved

        1 John 4:9-10 By this God’s love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

        Romans 5:7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man. Yet perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die. But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God’s wrath through him. For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life.

        Romans 8:34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, yes rather, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

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    * God is glorified by forgiving me. The more unforgivable I seem the more the extravagant riches of God’s love and mercy are revealed, to the praise of this glory.

      God is glorified by forgiving me

        Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense. [And the same applies to God.]

        Revelation 5:3-4,9-10 No one in heaven above, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look in it. And I wept much, because no one was found worthy . . . They sang a new song, saying, “You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation, and made us kings and priests to our God, and we will reign on earth.”

        1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience, for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.

        Romans 9:23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory on vessels of mercy . . .

        John 15:8 In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit . . .

        John 14:13 Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

        Matthew 19:24-26 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into God’s Kingdom.” When the disciples heard it, they were exceedingly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” Looking at them, Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

        Luke 7:42-43,47 When they couldn’t pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?” Simon answered, “He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.” He said to him, “You have judged correctly . . . Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”

        Ephesians 1:6-8 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely gave us favor in the Beloved, in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence

        Ephesians 1:12-14 to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ: in whom you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation — in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory.

        Ephesians 2:6-9 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus; for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, that no one would boast.

        Philippians 1:11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

        2 Peter 1:3 seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue;

        Psalm 25:11 For your name’s sake, Lord, pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

        Psalm 79:9 Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. Deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake.

        Psalm 106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power known.

        Isaiah 48:8-11 . . . for I knew that you dealt very treacherously, and were called a transgressor from the womb. For my name’s sake, I will defer my anger, and for my praise I hold it back for you, so that I don’t cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver. I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I will do it; for how would my name be profaned? I will not give my glory to another.

        Jeremiah 14:7 Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name’s sake, Lord; for our rebellions are many; we have sinned against you.

        Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins.

        Ezekiel 20:44 You shall know that I am the Lord, when I have dealt with you for my name’s sake, not according to your evil ways, nor according to your corrupt doings . . .

        2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

        1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light

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    * God is in love with me.

      Isaiah 62:5  . . . As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.

      Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it

      In the following the colored parts represent the same Hebrew word:

      Deuteronomy 21:11 and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire to her, and desire to take her as your wife

      Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for you have cast all my sins behind your back.

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