According to Associated Press, a new product appeared in the market place in USA. It was a pack of ten brown paper bags.
You ask what is new about a pack of brown paper bags? Well, these carried the title “Disposable Guilt Bags” and were printed with instructions: “Place the bag securely over your mouth. Take a deep breath. Blow all your guilt away. Secure bag. Dispose of bag.”
This tells me that a lot of people must have a problem of dealing with guilt, and have a desperate hope that a psychological exercise could be a remedy.
I’m sure many people wish they could dispose of their guilt so easily. However, there is NOTHING on this earth powerful enough in itself to dispose of our guilt. We cannot fix ourselves. We cannot wipe out our guilt. We are doomed.
“BUT GOD, Who is rich in mercy” [Eph 2:4]
The only power that can eliminate guilt is God’s grace and mercy, given through the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ at Calvary.
In Ephesians 1:7 God tells us that we have redemption through the blood of Christ, and forgiveness for our sins, according to the riches and fullness of His grace.
God tells us that when He forgives our sin, He also cleanses us from all unrighteousness [1 John 1:9] and that He remembers our sin NO MORE [Hebrews 10:17]
What makes it possible to be forgiven, to be cleansed, to be healed?
What makes it possible for us to receive new life?
You must be born again
God so loves the world that He gave His only Son, Jesus.
Whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
He who believes on the Son has everlasting life.
He who does NOT believe the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God abides on him.
Freedom from guilt is ONLY received as a free gift from God. It cannot be earned.
Freedom from guilt is ONLY received through faith in the life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, including His work of bearing your sin and receiving your penalty for sin at Calvary.