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Guilt to Forgiveness

 

1. Leviticus 6:1-5.
” The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘If anyone sins and commits a breach of faith against the LORD by deceiving his neighbor in a matter of deposit or security, or through robbery, or if he has oppressed his neighbor or has found something lost and lied about it, swearing falsely—in any of all the things that people do and sin thereby— if he has sinned and has realized his guilt and will restore what he took by robbery or what he got by oppression or the deposit that was committed to him or the lost thing that he found or anything about which he has sworn falsely, he shall restore it in full and shall add a fifth to it, and give it to him to whom it belongs on the day he realizes his guilt.'”

2. Ezra 9:6-7a.
“O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens. From the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt.”

3. Psalm 32:1-5.
“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the LORD’; And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.”

4. Psalm 38:17-18.
“For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me. I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.”

5. Psalm 51:1-6.
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.”

6. Psalm 51:7-9.
“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than now. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.”

7. Psalm 51:10-13.
” Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not way from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.”

8. Psalm 51:14-19.
“Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem; then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.”

9. Psalm 69:5.
“O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.”

10. Psalm 103:1-5.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

11. Psalm 103:8-14.
“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.”

12. Psalm 139:23–24.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts. And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

13. Proverbs 28:13.
“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”

14. Isaiah 1:18-20.
“‘Come now, 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 become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

15. Isaiah 43:25.
“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”

16. Jeremiah 33:8.
“I will cleanse them from all the guilt of their sin against me, and I will forgive all the guilt of their sin and rebellion against me.”

17. Hosea 5:15.
“I will return again to my place, until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face, and in their distress earnestly seek me.”

18. Nahum 1:3.
“The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and clouds are the dust of His feet.”

19. John 3:16-17.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

20. John 9:41.
“Jesus said to them, ‘If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.'”

21. Romans 5:20-21.
“Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

22. Romans 8:1.
” There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”[

23. 2 Corinthians 3:17.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

24. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come!”

25. 2 Corinthians 7:9-10.
“As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.”

26. Ephesians 1:7.
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our tresspasses, according to the riches of His grace . . . ”

27. Ephesians 6:11.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

28. Philippians 3:13-14.
” Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

29. Hebrews 8:12.
” For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”

30. Hebrews 9:14.
” . . . how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to serve the living God.”

31. James 4:7.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

32. James 4:17.
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”

33. 1 John 1:5-10.
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

34. I John 3:19-20.
“By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.”

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