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If God is love, does this mean that God overlooks all our sins?  Yes God does overlook sin, but it is perhaps not well understood how God overlooks sin:

 

As all humans have sinned, we have fallen short of God’s standards:

Romans 3:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Ecclesiastes 7:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

 

And if we sin at one point, we are guilty of all:

James 2:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

 

And our due penalty is death:

Romans 6:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

God punishes sin

And God did not spare his angels nor the people in Noah’s time, because God is a righteous God:

2 Peter 2:4-6 King James Version (KJV)

Flood

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto

judgment;

And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon

the world of the ungodly;

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

 

And God did not spare, his son Jesus either:

Romans 8:32 King James Version (KJV)

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

 

God’s love is righteous

So Justiceyes, God is love, but his love does not compromise on righteousness.  For this cause, Jesus was sent to the earth to die to pay for our sins.  If there were any other way to overlook sin, God would not have done this.  And seeing our sins have been paid for by Jesus, we are now debtors to God.  We are not free to continue living as we wish.

Romans 8:12-13 King James Version (KJV)

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

 

How to keep God’s commands

If we are willing to humble ourselves and keep God’s commands, God will help us by 1) cleansing us, 2) giving us a new heart and 3) giving us a spirit to keep his laws:

Ezekiel 36:25-27 King James Version (KJV)

25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

An example of humility

 

Walking after the spirit of God

As long as we walk after the spirit of God, which produces obedience to God’s laws, the desires of the flesh will fall away:

Galatians 5:16-17 King James Version (KJV)

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

 

And as long as we walk after the spirit of God the law and condemnation does not apply to us:

Romans 8:1 King James Version (KJV)

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

Note: God is holy, the law still applies to unrighteousness

However, if we continue to walk after the flesh and not after the spirit of God, the law continues to apply because the law was made for the unrighteous:

1 Timothy 1:9-10 King James Version (KJV)

Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

Romans 8:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

 

How to walk after the spirit of God.  If you are not feeling the presence of God in your life: Ask Brother Lawrence.

 

 

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