Ever notice how easy it is for people to be flaw focused, failure focused, or how our and shortcomings try to get all the attention? For example; there are bible headings such as “the parable of the prodigal son,” why isn‘t this parable known as the parable of the greatly loved son or the parable of the Love Extravagant Father? In the New Covenant of Christ/Grace - sin no longer gets the attention - for the scripture declares “God will be merciful to all our sin.. and our sins and shortcomings and failures God will remember (be conscious of) no more.” Let’s be like God and not be sin conscious, but rather Christ’s love focused, grace conscious, eyes full of mercy and faithfulness of God.
John the Baptist declared in the wilderness “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” Sins taken away, as far as the east is from the west, means they are gone! ”Reckoning yourself dead to sin” like Apostle Paul says, means being dead to the consciousness of it. Free from all punishment of it. Free from all guilt and shame of it. Free thanks to Christ and His finished work of the cross. There is so much power in the blood of Christ that covers, that washes, that makes all things new. Romans and Psalms both state “Blessed is the one who the Lord will never count their sin (shortcomings/failures) against them.” God is not a divine bookkeeper of sin in the sky. God has fully disclosed himself in Christ and has successfully taken away the sins of the world. Forgiveness reigns because Jesus reigns. God’s love does not fail.