I recently ran across a little piece, entitled What Does God Do With My Sins?, that was written to help the Christian feel thoroughly confident in his or her assurance of salvation. I liked the piece so much that I thought I’d share it as a blog post. In the interest of providing full accreditation, let me mention that I cut the piece out of The Sword the Lord newspaper with the original source for it being The Biblical Witness. Ready? Here we go (all references from the N.K.J.V.):
What does God do with my sins? He lays them on His Son, Jesus Christ.
All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6)
What does God do with my sins? He forgives them.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. (Ephesians 1:7)
What does God do with my sins? He cleanses them all away by the blood of Christ.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
What does God do with my sins? He blots them out as a thick cloud.
I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, And like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. (Isaiah 44:22)
What does God do with my sins? He remembers them no more.
…then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 10:17)
What does God do with my sins? He will not reckon them against us.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin. (Romans 4:8)
What does God do with my sins? He blots out the proof of them, nailing that proof to the cross of Jesus.
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. (Colossians 2:13-14)
Okay, that is where the original piece stopped, after having listed those seven answers to the question of what God does with the Christian’s sins. As I went through the list, though, I thought about a few more Biblical answers. So, I’ll add in three more of my own to bring the number up to ten. Here we go:
What does God do with my sins? He purges them.
…who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…(Hebrews 1:3)
What does God do with my sins? He makes them as white as snow and wool.
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”
What does God do with my sins? He removes them as far as the east is from the west.
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.