Why Your Past Doesn’t Matter to God

Why Your Past Doesn’t Matter to God
One of the great truths revealed in the story of the Prodigal Son is that the gospel is not about our past but our present and future.  The happiest person at the party wasn’t the newly restored and forgiven son but his father.  The critical, fault finding brother missed the homecoming celebration because he was busy working for what the Prodigal was receiving and experiencing freely through his father’s unconditional love.
Legalism blinds and distorts the true nature and character of God.  It is only love that unveils the heart of God and can change the heart of the one who chooses to trust in God’s love personally.  Don’t miss out on what God has for you because of guilt and shame from your past.  Why remember what God has forgotten?
“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more” (Hebrews 8:12).
“God does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities” (Psalm 103:10).
                                                              Ed Elliot

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