February 21–Love is–part 7–Love Keeps NO Record of Wrongs

God loves us in such a thoroughly renewing and cleansing way. The love of Jesus that took Him to the cross also brought us into the presence of our Holy God. And we can only enter there with no trace of sin. Our record of wrongs–all of our sin and all of our shame–have been completely obliterated by the bloodshed of Jesus.

We are innocent before our Abba.

Love keeps no record of wrongs   I Corinthians 13:5

Personal Reflections from Sylane:                                                                           Love keeps no record of wrongs.

 To love  as our Lord Jesus loves, we must love in intentional, active and transforming ways. We must get rid of all our mental (and written) lists of every wrong that has ever been done to us by any and everyone throughout our entire lives!

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

We have NO righteous authority to hold onto the wrongs by which other people have injured us–no matter how horrendous those wrongs were. Love and bitterness–Love and accusation–cannot exist together. Not ever.

The death of Jesus paid for all the sins of all who wronged us. And His death paid the price for all of our stubborn, bitter, judgmental, unforgiving attitudes. We cannot stay justified in our blaming, accusing, shaming ways of thinking when it comes to the wrongs of others.

Jesus’ death sentence fulfilled all punishment for all sins. We must forgive. We must shred, burn, bury, totally destroy the record of wrongs we keep against others–the deadly power of our unforgiving posture–towards others. All others.  For All sins.

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

It was God’s love–God’s grace and truth–that brought me to this transforming knowledge. And it was the very power of the Living God that caused me to forgive the abuse–emotional, physical and sexual abuse–that seemed so unforgiveable.

And it was this same love of God–His grace, truth and transforming power–that caused me to finally release myself from the shame that I had held onto–and been a prisoner of–for some of my own very ugly sins. Sins committed even well after I had committed my life to Jesus.

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

Because of the freeing Love-Truth of Jesus, I am NOT to keep a record of my own wrongs either. I, too, am to humbly yield at the foot of the cross–completely. I must accept fully the truth and transformation that the blood of Jesus covers all sin and all shame–for all others and for me. For all time–at whatever time in my life the sin was committed.

To live in an intimate love relationship with Jesus–we must do things His way. And He radically eradicates the record of all sin and all shame.

We must be so humble–and so courageous–to do the same towards others and ourselves.

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane