“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:14, NKJV) Everyone likes a good love story, and that’s what we find in the Old Testament Book of Ruth. It’s familiar to most of us, yet worth studying again. It’s only four chapters long and easily read at one sitting. Our story begins in Bethlehem, a small town just outside Jerusalem. Because of famine, an Israelite named Elimelech decides to take his wife, Naomi, and their two sons to Moab where things seemed better. Within a few years hopes for that better life grew dim and then…

embrace_the_grace“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” (Romans 3:23-24 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)

A few months ago I was at a conference and a young lady who had gone to our church previously came to me after the service. She asked me to pray for her as she had made so many mistakes and wanted to do what was right. I told her immediately, “Join the club; we have all made mistakes.”

Thank God for His grace and mercy. None of us deserve a second chance but He gives us just that. We can’t go back just forward.

It’s admirable to realize and admit to being wrong. You’re headed in the right direction when you do so.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for righting the wrongs in my life. Your forgiveness is so awesome, God. When I ask Your forgiveness it relieves me of the condemnation that sin carries.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton