The Washing of Regeneration
Dianne Neal Matthews once wrote, "Too often we live more like criminals than pardoned people. Satan encourages us to keep dredging up our past sins so that we are weighed down with guilt. Then we can't enjoy the freedom of one who has been freed from the threat of prosecution. But God's pardon is clear: 'So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.' (Romans 8:1)" The key? That we truly belong to Jesus, and that will be obvious in our obedience."