God wanted nothing more than to be in fellowship with men. Men’s stubborn need to sin and to be independent from God became a recurring theme throughout human history. As a result, since men did not reach out to God, He had to reach out to us. To make that a reality, God had to forgive us of our sins. The name “Elohay Selichot” means Our God forgives! What a beautiful description of the truest symbol of love he has demonstrated in the history of man.
Men have sinned and worshiped any and all manner of created things to avoid the submission to God. the Bible records time after time when God reached out; and men simply turned away. Still, despite our continued inability to grasp God’s Love, He still forgives us. He demonstrated his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ deed for us. (Romans 5:8). His forgiveness is not a goal or treasure to be earned–it is a gift, simply to be received.(Ephesians 2:8-9) (Romans 6:23)
In our lives, the treasure of simply trusting God, and allowing Elohay Selichot; (the God who forgives) to restore that relationship in our lives; is freeing and transforming. We are no longer in bondage to sin, but are free to walk faithfully and humbly in our Father’s shadow and allow him to make us the people he intended us to be. Behold, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation–the old is gone and the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5 :17)
God Bless You
16 “But they, our ancestors, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and they did not obey your commands. 17 They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them.
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
I John 1
9 If we confess our sin, God is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness