Are we on probation or are we home free? Does Jesus put us back into the garden of Eden or does He take us into His heart and His home? Today’s devotional answers these very important questions. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 25:11 (ESV0For your name’s sake, O Lord,
pardon my guilt, for it is great.
“I frequently read in books, or hear ministers say, that we are in a state of probation; but nothing can be more false. We are not in any sense in a state of probation; we are condemned already. The time of probation was over in Adam’s day; and, now, we are criminals under sentence of condemnation, or else we have been absolved. God’s free gift of pardon implies that we admit our condemnation, that the sentence has already rung in our ears, and that then God has said to each one of us who has trusted to the blood and merit of his Son, ‘I absolve thee; thy transgressions are all put away for his sake.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1901), p. 437]