Calamity will surely overtake the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished. But the Lord will redeem those who serve him. Everyone who trusts in him will be freely pardoned. Psalm 34: 21-22 NLT
Serve God and trust God. Then you will be freely pardoned. But if you serve and trust God already, what are you being pardoned from? Small infractions? Or deeper sins? Can we be counted as righteous and yet not be perfect?
The answer would be yes. You do not have to be perfect to follow God. Serve God as best you can. Trust God with the big picture and even the small details. Confess when you do wrong and accept the forgiveness that God freely gives.
God, thank you for your forgiveness and your free pardon. In Jesus' name who made it all possible do I pray. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims