“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God” (Romans 8:14 NLT).
The father-child relationship is one of assurance. In the Old Testament, God is described as father only fifteen times. In the New Testament, he is referred to as our father more than two hundred times. So what happened between the Old and New? Well, Christ happened. His death on the cross was the final payment for our sins. “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12 NIV).
If you travel north or south, you’ll eventually reach the North or South Pole and change directions, but east and west have no turning points. Neither does God. His forgiveness is irreversible. Headline this truth: when God sees you, he does not see your sin.