Christ’s Forgiveness Overcomes Our Weaknesses
Mark 2:5–7; Colossians 2:13–14; Hebrews 10:22; James 5:19–20
Let all the world know that the Lord Jesus will not cast away His believing people because of short-comings and infirmities. The husband does not put away his wife because he finds failings in her. The mother does not forsake her infant because it is weak, feeble, and ignorant. And the Lord Christ does not cast off poor sinners who have committed their souls into His hands because He sees in them blemishes and imperfections. Oh! No! It is His glory to pass over the faults of His people, and heal their backslidings—to make much of their weak graces, and to pardon their many faults.
J. C. Ryle (1816 – 1900)