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Romans 14:7-8

Be Happy

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Romans 14:7-8

Be Happy

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: laptop computer

Computers keep track of all sorts of things.

• If you play computer games the computer keeps track of your score.

• The computer has an electronic calendar. It keeps track of each minute, each hour, each day, each month, and each year.

• When you visit a web site the computer keeps track of your visit and adds it to the total number of people who have visited the site.

• The computer can even track your mistakes. When you type a word incorrectly the computer will underline the misspelled word.

As we read the Bible, in the Book of Romans, we learn an important thing about God; he does not keep track of our mistakes – our sins. The verse is this – “Blessed is the man whom the Lord will by no means charge with sin” (4:8).

This means that people who trust that God will forgive the mistakes they have made are blessed – happy. The Bible tells us that when we ask to be forgiven – are sincere and sorry for the hurtful things we have done, our “sins are covered” (4:7) God puts our mistakes away. They are not counted and totaled. God does not keep track of our sins.

Be happy.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan