What Jesus Did! 'Forgivable and Unforgivable' — Luke 12:10

Thursday, August 13, 2015

"If a person says something against the Son of Man, he can be forgiven. But a person that says bad things against (refuses to accept) the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven."
— Luke 12:10 NLT
Illustration of Luke 12:10 NLT — "If a person says something against the Son of Man, he can be forgiven. But a person that says bad things against (refuses to accept) the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven."

Key Thought

We can certainly be thankful that past blasphemies and past rejections of Jesus will not be held against us. When we come to Christ, our sins are forgiven and our guilt is removed. For this grace, we can only offer thanks and praise to God!

Today's Prayer

Thank you, dear Father in heaven, for cleansing me of my past offenses that insulted you and your Son. I am genuinely sorry for them and wish I could go back and remove them. However, dear Father, since I cannot do that, I am thankful that your grace has. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Acts 2:36-41
  • 1 Corinthians 6:11
  • Psalm 103:10-12

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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