The payment for sin is death. But God gives us the free gift of life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord.
“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, ‘I will, sir’; but he did not go.
Jesus answered them, “I can guarantee this truth: Whoever lives a sinful life is a slave to sin.
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him. You have done foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you shall have wars.
…guard your heart in His Word.
Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Consequences, God’s will, Peace, Obedience
Psalm 32:3, 5
When I kept silence [before I confessed], my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long. I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told]—then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Consequences, Confession, Forgiveness, Restoration, Mercy