Clear Your Record

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”  —Isaiah 43:2

Early in my pro basketball career, I was able to fulfill a dream by purchasing a townhouse. The purchase was one of the most exciting and exhausting times of my life. To be approved for the loan, an officer pulled my credit report to see if I was worthy to receive the bank’s money. When the loan officer received the credit report, though, he discovered some delinquent charges that I knew were not valid.

I had to figure out how to clear my name. This rating could cause me to have a higher interest rate. After I went to the sources of the delinquent records and got the correct information, I gave it to the loan officer, hoping it would change the outcome.

Well, it did not! I would have to wait 30 days or more for the changes to clear. Now, that was a dilemma, because I would miss a deal the homeowners were offering. I couldn’t clear my own good name.

The amazingly wonderful thing about Christ is this: It is so easy to have a clean record with Him! We are guilty; yet, we can be forgiven. All we have to do is “confess our sins,” because “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NKJV). Once you are forgiven, you don’t have to wait 30 days for clearance. In Isaiah 43:25 God said, “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; And I will not remember your sins” (NKJV).

Ask God to clear your record, and He will say, “Come now, let us reason together. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18).

That will get you the home you’re really looking for—the one in Glory.

From the playbook: Ephesians 1:3–8