Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 24:1-4; Jeremiah 22:18-23; 24:5-6; 48:1-49:33
Can God be unwilling to forgive? That’s what it says here, in 2 Kings 24:4, “the LORD was not willing to forgive.” If that’s true, why do we say that He is willing and able to forgive even the worst of sinners?
Simply put, sin always has consequences. Judah’s heart had hardened to the Lord, refusing to repent of the sin and bloodshed they had committed. God was not wanting to continue pardoning them, only to have them continue in their rebellion.
Don’t worry, God is willing and able to forgive us of ALL sin, as the New Testament assures us. In light of the lessons like today’s in the Old Testament, however, we ought not to take that forgiveness for granted.