John wrote in his first letter that the Lord is both faithful and just to forgive all of those who come to Him in repentance. As we saw yesterday, we have an advocate in our savior, Jesus Christ, who will plead our innocence before the Lord. To me, I feel like there are so many people in our world today who does not understand the great blessing of forgiveness from the Lord. So, because they do not understand this great blessing, they end up hurting themselves in their soul by bearing the weight of their life. What I mean by this is that everything we have ever done is always on our mind – especially those things that we aren’t necessarily proud of. It is more easier for us to forget the good than to forget our mistakes, errors, and downfalls. This guilt is what destroys a person and the guilty in their soul don’t even have to wait for the Lord’s judgment to punish them because they’ll punish themselves daily, if they have a conscious.
So, to have one who will advocate for us to God and win our case against the Lord is such a huge blessing. To have God then lift the guilt of our sins and free us from the burden of that guilt is also such a wonderful blessing. Let us not underestimate this wonderful gift of forgiveness that comes from God. Let us not underestimate the freeing feeling of having all of our guilt taken away from us! This feeling that I am talking about is the true feeling of being blessed. The definition of what it means to be blessed is to be spiritually happy. True spiritual happiness is when one has been made whole and the only one capable of making you whole, in your soul, is the Lord. Blessed is the one who has been made whole by the Lord.