Daily Word: 2 Corinthians 5:17

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

 

Become New. We’ve all done it. A cringe-worthy act or hurtful words — things we wish we could take back. But we can’t, because those actions and words affected others. Have we repented? To God, of course, but the person or persons we harmed? Yes? Then as redeemed children of the Most High GOD, we are a new creation.

Still, sometimes the memory returns — or another situation triggers the guilt and humiliation. Why? Because our flesh remembers, or perhaps the enemy decides he wants to mess with us today. But, don’t give in. We have a promise. We are a new creation. All things have become new.

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

For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,
    and their sins I will remember no more. (Hebrews 8:12, TLV)

No longer will each teach his neighbor
or each his brother, saying: ‘Know ADONAI [the LORD],’
for they will all know Me,
from the least of them to the greatest.”
it is a declaration of ADONAI [the LORD].
“For I will forgive their iniquity,
their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:33, TLV, Emphasis Mine)

Does that mean when those moments arise, we can lift our noses and prance away? I don’t think so. It seems more like a gratitude moment. A real moment to speak truth to our own hearts that even though we may remember, our Father doesn’t. He doesn’t because His Son gave His life to cover that sin.

That is humbling — that is freedom. And why we shouldn’t remain in the past. Perhaps when those memories surface we praise Jesus for His sacrifice and His promise. Thank our Father that from the beginning of humanity’s time, His desire has always been to see us free and His.

Shabbat shalom!

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