Friday, February 24, 2017
The Unpardonable Sin
Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 14-16; Mark 3
Topic: God’s Forgiveness
SCRIPTURE: Mark 3:28-29 Jesus said…
28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin." (Mark 3:28-29 NIV)
What is the unpardonable sin? The truth is that ALL sins may be forgiven (v.28). Every and any sin for which I repent and ask forgiveness will be forgiven. So what’s v.29 about?
The Holy Spirit is the life breath of God breathed into Adam when God created man; the breathed Word of God that is that, “still small voice” within that guides me away from sin and toward what’s right; the breath of God that brings eternal life.
It is only when I reject that voice—that breath of life—convicting me of my sin; when I refuse to repent or ask forgiveness, that I am unforgiven. Blasphemy of the Holy
Spirit is my rejection of His life giving presence. Thus, the unpardonable sin is the one I refuse to repent of.
Lord, may I ever heed Your voice. Prevent people from believing the lie that their sin is too great and unforgivable. May every person You have created know that Your forgiveness and life is available to them. In Jesus’ name. Amen. AP