Anglican Daily Fountain 20 July 2022 Wednesday | God Forgives Sin But…..

Anglican Daily Fountain 20 July 2022 Wednesday | God Forgives Sin But.....

Anglican Daily Fountain 20 July 2022 Wednesday | God Forgives Sin But Punishes Sinners

Read and Meditate on Today’s Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional for 20th July 2022 Wednesday. May the Lord bless you as you study today!

ANGLICAN DAILY FOUNTAIN FOR 20 JULY 2022 DEVOTIONAL

TOPIC: GOD FORGIVES SIN BUT PUNISHES SINNERS

TEXT: Ezekiel 18:21-32(NKJV)

Yesterday, we saw that all souls belong to God. He is particularly interested in every individual and will by no means absolve the guilty but will save the souls of the righteous. Our passage today points out clearly that it is the desire of God to embrace any sinner that turns away from his wickedness (v.27). This is another scriptural proof that God loves sinners but hates sin.

As soon as a sinner throws away his sin and comes to God, he will be welcomed. This is because God’s mercy is boundless and endures forever. It is also interesting to note that God is not going to spare anyone who had known His way but deliberately relapses into sin and fails to repent; his righteous deeds will no longer count (v.26). In other words, the righteous have to be on their toes always in their pursuit of the holiness of God.

God is so just that when a sinner repents, he obtains forgiveness but when a righteous person backslides, he will be severely punished. Beloved, God can cleanse you from your sins no matter how terrible they might be. The blood of Jesus Christ our Lord cleanses from all sins (1John 1:7). All you need to do is to surrender to the Lord and turn away completely from your sinful lifestyle; God is willing to forgive you.

Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and He will save you from your sins (Matt. 1:21) In the same vein, if you have been on the Lord’s side and you are beginning to sing the Lord’s songs in a strange land, it will be rewarding for you to turn to the Lord for forgiveness. Your unrighteous activities are enough to rob you of your eternal crown. Therefore, as a carrier of God’s saving grace, you are to remain steadfast to the very end. God has no pleasure in the death of a sinner but that he should repent and live.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, I come to you today, save my soul and let me stand in the righteousness of Christ always. Amen.

Anglican Daily Fountain 20 July 2022 Wednesday | God Forgives Sin But Punishes Sinners