Acts 2:38 Peter replied: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
TGIF. Since it’s Friday, it’s an expression you probably will hear from someone today. However, most of the people you hear say this are thankful because of the day of the week it is.
It’s fine to be happy that the weekend is upon us; the time when we can shift our focus to things we enjoy more than work but I encourage you to connect today to the real reason to say TGIF. THANK GOD I’M FORGIVEN!.
When Peter speaks of being ‘forgiven of your sins’, he’s not necessarily talking about what you and I have done. He’s talking about generational sins. Those passed from the mother and father on to the children. Since we are all descendants of Adam & Eve who committed the original sin of not trusting God, we too are all sinners. We received that from our ancestors.
According to the Bible, the penalty for sin is punishment and death. But when you repent and are baptized, God cancels your debt and sends you a gift. The gift of the Holy Spirit, who is sent to be your helper. To guide you to a life everlasting. Yes! TGIF, indeed. Not just today but every day!