(v.2) My sin, not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross and I bear it not more
A. Not part but the whole. It has been nailed to the cross.
1. Unlike the world - with God, His forgiveness is complete. He doesn’t forgive one sin and not another. He forgives all sins when we repent (1 Jn 1:7).
2. He nailed all our sins to the cross-our past sins and the sins we may commit in the future. When we repent of them they too are nailed to the cross (Col 1:19-23).
B. I (the sinner, the person guilty of sin) bear it no more
1. When God forgives us of our sins our sins are removed, completely and utterly removed. Thus, we must realize how important it is to repent. Without repentance our sin remains (James 5:16a “that you may be healed.”)
2. The sacrifice of Christ bore and continues to bear the sin of all mankind therefore, we, obedient and repentant Christians, no longer bear our sins, our burdens, our grief’s, our sorrows, or our transgressions (Isa 53:5,12b)