Do It Right – The First Time

You need forgiveness, but it shouldn’t be necessary.
T-shirts sometimes have great lines on them. Here’s one, “Do it right. The first time.” If we do it right the first time (i.e. do what God says) forgiveness isn’t needed. Adam and Eve were doing it right the first time; thus, they didn’t need forgiveness. Psalm 119:9 expresses this truth, “How can a young man keep his way pure (i.e. not needing forgiveness)? By guarding (observing, living) it according to Your Word.”
How do you make forgiveness obsolete?Do what He says the first time. Keep in mind that it wasn’t until after Adam and Eve blew it that God set up the sacrificial system that provided forgiveness.
You become what you focus on and what you focus on only gets bigger. Keep your eyes on holiness, rather than on what you can get away with or how far you can get to the line without crossing it.
Jesus was holy and kept that way by continually choosing to do what His Father told Him. And the more you choose to become more like Jesus, the less you will sin and need forgiveness as Jesus is pure/holy.
I realize this process will not be finished until we see Jesus face to face (1 Jn. 3:1-3). So while living on this planet, be thankful that God forgives while you make Spirit empowered faith choices. This way, though we may need forgiveness, we can make it unnecessary.

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