People are digging up dirt on everybody. Every day brings new accusations from the past. It’s a little scary, isn’t it? If people were to search, what sins could they dig up from your past? What secrets that you hope no one ever finds out about?
God’s people in the Old Testament a had a lot to hide too. That’s why it’s remarkable to hear what God told them, “‘In those days, at that time,’ declares the LORD, ‘search will be made for Israel’s guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare’” (Jeremiah 50:20). God says, “Go ahead. Try to dig up dirt on my people! Search all you want, but you won’t find anything. Because everything is forgiven.”
That wasn’t just true for them. That’s true for you too! When Jesus died on the cross, he died for every one of your sins—past, present, and future. Our world loves digging up dirt from the past. But not God. When he looks at your past, he says just one word: Forgiven!