March 18, 2014

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Mark 3:19b-35

Unforgiveness has destroyed more hearts and lives than we can possibly imagine. Jesus tells us to forgive as we have been forgiven. Is there an unforgivable sin? According to the Word of God there is only one. (Mark 3:28-29) “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin.”

If a person dies and consciously and deliberately rejects God and His Son Jesus, they will find the darkness and unending joylessness of hell. It appears as if God has placed at least one restriction on Himself. The Lord cannot forgive what you or I refuse to confess. There are so many people who are rejecting faith and feel there will be no consequences. The time to pray for our sin-filled world is now. Pray that there will be a person, a circumstance that the Lord will use to save those who reject His grace and love.

Prayer: Lord, use me to be your instrument of hope, grace, love and promise to all who need you. Amen.

 Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell,
Pastor of  Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.

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