We all have done things we aren’t proud of. Everyone has sinned. God freely offers forgiveness for all of our sins, mistakes, and bad decisions. The trick is to get past it ourselves. Today’s devotional by Chad Veach, reposted from Devotionals Daily, helps us do just that.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 3:13-14 NIV, emphasis added
We all have a past. I grew up in church, I’m a pastor’s kid, and I felt like I was always hearing someone say this famous line: “You know, we all have a past.” I always thought to myself, Yeah, but some of us have a bigger past than others.
The older I get and the more I study the Scriptures, the more I understand that we all have a past! In fact, 1 John 1:10 NIV says,
If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His Word is not in us.
We all have a past because we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God!
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. — Romans 3:23, emphasis added
The interesting thought about having a past is that read more