“You forgave the guilt of your people— yes, you covered all their sins.”
(Psalms 85:2 NLT)
- Tonight, at sundown is Yom Kippur. This is the holiest day of the year!
- It’s a day to pause, reflect and inspect your life.
- Is there anything unclean.
- Anything that shouldn’t be there in the presence of a Holy God.
- It’s a day to repent, receive his forgiveness and thank Him for doing what we could not do.
- Because it’s more than just an inspection of our lives, it’s actually the day of judgment.
- Judgment can be a scary word but it isn’t.
- Judgment simply means that a judge has come to a decision. It’s a decision for or against someone.
- But for us as Christians, it’s not based on the good things that we have done.
- It’s all based on the work of our Messiah, Jesus, and what He has done for us.
- Romans 5:11 says, “We also rejoice in God [rejoicing in His love and perfection] through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received and enjoy our reconciliation [with God].”
- Instead of a day of dread and fear, it is actually a day of rejoicing in the work of Jesus on the cross and in His resurrection!
- It was a perfect work!
- All your guilt is gone and All your sins are paid for!
- The judge has ruled in your favor based on the work of Jesus and He has judges “for you!”
- But we have to remember to receive His finished work on our behalf.
- Don’t just recognize what was done, No, receive it as payment in full for your sins!
- You were once lost and now you have been found.
- You were once condemned to the death penalty but you are now a free man or woman!
- You were cursed but now you are blessed!
- Receive it, celebrate it and by all means live out your freedom, everyday!
- God bless you, on this day of Judgment!
- Have a great Tuesday!