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God’s focus

Did you know there was a time under the Old Covenant when people were reminded of their sins every time? If they had done something wrong, they had to go to the temple and make a sacrifice there. After the sacrifice was made, people were right with God again. So you were constantly reminded of your sin. This is the big difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant in which we live.

Hebrews 10:17

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” 18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

It says here that God will stop thinking about your sins and lawless deeds. He will definitely not think about this anymore. It is so decisively worded to convince you of His goodness. So don’t keep staring at your sins and shortcomings but rejoice in the forgiveness you have already received by grace through faith. So God is not focused on your sins but on the forgiveness that He has given you and through which you have become righteous. God is happy when your focus is the same as his focus. When you see the same thing as He sees. No more sacrifice is needed for sin, says verse 18. The forgiveness you have received is complete. You no longer have to make sacrifices to receive forgiveness because Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was perfect. Your worship is a sweet aroma to God for what you have received through the cross.