Jesus Didn’t Come to Earth with a Score Card

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Jesus does not use a scorecard. He doesn’t need one, because He does not keep score. Neither should we.

A scorecard is a card where one keeps score during an event. It can also be used to measure achievement or progress toward a particular goal. I suppose one could call a report card a score card. This is also a way to measure the work of a student and the progress he is making.

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The east from the west

When God said that our sins are removed as far as the east is from the west, He wipes out our score cards. There is no record of our failures, our fouls, our strikes, or our penalties on earth.

In Psalm 103:12, God promises that our sins are not recorded – that as far as the east is from the west – our sins are removed. North pole meets the South pole. There is no east and no west pole – therefore the east and the west never meet. That is why God uses this analogy. When He removes them, they are gone.

Our past does not define our future

Too often, we cannot move forward because we have guilt from our past. When we confess our sins, He will forgive them – and we must forgive ourselves. We must quit listening to the lies of Satan and remind ourselves (and the devil) that our sins are forgiven and God does not keep score.

C.S. Lewis said, “You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” That’s what happens when we become new creatures in Jesus Christ. Our past is the past. Those sins are where the east does not meet the west. Jesus does not remember those sins, and neither should we. 

If you are saved, throw your score card away. Jesus does not keep score, and neither should we.

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