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"Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past."

- Isaiah 43:18

Are you still holding on to the things of the past? Since no one is exempt from sin, we can all have a troubled conscience concerning sins of the past. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. Are you free? Are you free from the past? “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” Is this true of you? What a great promise we read in 1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. Paul told the Philippians, “but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Why focus on the past? After all, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” Praise the Lord! Be encouraged!

References: Isaiah 43:18; John 8:32; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 1:9; Philippians 3:3,14; Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 43:25