G2 The Hebrew word is נָשָׂא nâsâʼ It means (Qal) to take, take away, carry off, forgive.
G3 The problem is a standard—God’s standard as seen in the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20).
G4 Any person can obey God’s law or disobey God’s law.
G5 Those who disobey will be judged and sentenced.
G6 Somebody must be punished.
G7 Sin is a debt that must be paid, but no one can pay it:
H1 Peter’s question and the Lord Jesus’s answer and illustration of sin and forgiveness as debt is written in Matthew 18:21-35.
H2 Matthew 6:12 NIV And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
G8 Sin is spoken of as something earned in Romans 6:23 NLT For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
G9 Jesus died in our place. He is the perfect sacrifice. He is sinless and stepped in voluntarily to be the Savior, our Messiah. Hebrews 9:22, 27-28 NLT In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. ... And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.
G10 Forgiveness is granted because God paid the debt. It is not earned:
H1 Romans 4:3-5 NLT For the Scriptures tell us, "Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith." When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned. But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.
H2 Colossians 2:13-14 NLT You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.
G11 We died to sin with Christ: Colossians 2:20 NLT You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as...
G12 God’s forgiveness is for all who confess their sins, believe, trust, and ask God for forgiveness, which God will give. Romans 10:9-11 NLT If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.
G13 An example of calling and trusting in God. Luke 18:13 NLT But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, 'O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.
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G1 Belief is necessary. God wants to forgive, if we are willing: Acts 10:43 PickNT To Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes into Him will receive forgiveness of sins.
G2 Through Jesus’s shed blood as the perfect sacrifice: Ephesians 1:7 PickNT in whom we have the redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
G3 We must agree with God and confess our sins: 1 John 1:9 PickNT If we confess our sins He is faithful and righteous so as to forgive us those sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
G1 God forgives on certain conditions. We must admit the truth that we have sinned, broken God’s rules. 1 John 1:9 CSB If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
G2 Sometimes God never forgives: Mark 3:28-29 WEL Truly I say to you, ‘All sins can be forgiven the sons of men and blasphemies as many as they will blaspheme. 29 “But the one who blasphemes the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness but is in danger of eternal damnation.” (Pickering remarks: Perhaps 1% of the Greek manuscripts, of objectively inferior quality, read 'sin' instead of 'condemnation', to be followed by NIV, NASB, LB, TEV, etc.).
G1 There are 3 Hebrews words that have the idea of giving:. There is one in Greek δίδωμι, dı́dōmi.
G2 Giving is an attitude best understood as the opposite of getting. Acts 20:35 CSB In every way I've shown you that it is necessary to help the weak by laboring like this and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, because he said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.
G3 It is related to compassion and kindness.
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G1 God gives many things: Psalm 65:9-13.
G2 God gives people many things. Much of the suffering and poverty is the result of greed—greedy governments, greedy people, greedy_____. God gets blamed but He is not greedy. Some of the food shortages come from the curse because of Adam’s sin.: Acts 14:17 CSB Although he did not leave himself without a witness, since he did what is good by giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons and filling you with food and your hearts with joy.
G1 One of the many things God gives is wisdom: James 1:5 NLT If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. G2 Another is life: 1 Corinthians 15:45 NLT The Scriptures tell us, "The first man, Adam, became a living person." But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit.
E5 Goodness/Grace (gracious)
G1 The Hebrew word for good is טוֹב ṭôwb. It means good in the sense of cheerfulness, pleasant, prosperous, happy, pleasing, etc. This is indeed a very pleasant being to interact with. This is Yahweh’s character.
G2 Contrast the character of God with the character of all people: Psalm 14:1 NLT For the choir director: A psalm of David. Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!
G3 Romans 2:4 WEB Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
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G1 A part of His character: Psalm 25:8 CSB The LORD is good and upright; therefore he shows sinners the way.
G2 Psalm 86:5 NLT O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
F3 Example: Exodus 33:19 WEB He said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim Yahweh’s name before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.”