Forgiveness of our sin is both the experience and the anticipation of the fulfillment of God’s promises. We are to be joyful and sure of security in him and diligent about not allowing our sin to detour us from our pursuit of God.
Everything we do as church is designed to get people engaged more deeply in following the Savior. What we discover is that a follower of Christ is first, about being a disciple and second, about making disciples.
When someone does you wrong you may want to get back at them. But the Bible is teaching us that Christ followers first don’t take revenge, but also that we should trust that God will deal with evil or how we have been wrong.
Jesus understood the significance and the pain of the moment. His response was to weep with them, even though he knew, better than anyone ever could, that it would all change momentarily. He is our example. We are to be like him.