Forgiveness and Mercy
All mankind is in need of forgiveness. The Scriptures tell us, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10). We are all born of sinful flesh. Forgiveness is the blotting out of sin. The only way we can become reconciled to our Creator is through His mercy and forgiveness.
We have a God who loves us with an everlasting love; indeed, He is love. Though He could judge us coldly and harshly, our heavenly Father extends mercy and withholds the punishment we deserve. He gives us many opportunities to accept His plan of salvation. It is only through God’s mercy and grace that we are able to experience the forgiveness of our sins.
“But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared (Ps. 130:4).
From the Adult and Youth Sunday School Lessons, December 12, 2008