Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. - Romans 6:4
Do you feel forgiven by God? Totally? As I read 2 Samuel 22, I noticed the freedom that King David had to speak to God the words of a song of thanksgiving for all of the good that God had done for him through the years. We all know that David did not live a perfect life, but David kept moving forward
through his folly of sin
through his fear of death
through his faithlessness in God.
Not once in David's song in this chapter do we see evidence of God's remembrance of David's sin with Bathsheba or David's forgetfulness to consult God on occasion throughout his life. God rewarded David not because he was perfect, but because he tried wholeheartedly through the ups and downs of life to follow God's direction. I don't know about anyone else, but that is a comfort to me as I travel down my own journey of life.
Have you asked Jesus to personally come into your life to deliver you from the consequences of your sin? Do you believe that Jesus was sent by God as payment for your sin through His physical death on the cross? Do you believe that He rose again to life in victory and still lives today so that we can walk in newness of life, forgiven, free and worthy before God to gain entrance into heaven rather than suffer the wrath of hell? Jesus is truth, and He will set us free from all of those heavy burdens we carry around with us, just as David was set free so many years ago. If you want to get to know Him on a personal level, click here for answers.