Love and Forgiveness
"For I know my transgressions, and my sins are forever before me." Psalm 51:5
The Bible teaches that when we truly repent God totally erases our sin, as Isaiah states, 'I have erased your sin like a fog that is cleared' (Isaiah 44:22). Why, then, does the Psalmist assert that his sin always remains before his eyes?
King David's repentance was out of an intense love for the Lord. David had complete trust that the Lord erased his sin, but he could never be completely consoled knowing that he had offended the One whom he so loved.
Develop a relationship with the Lord so that you would no more think of offending Him than doing harm to someone you love intensely.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Lord, I want to build that I can want the path of righteousness not out of fear but out of love. Cherish me in your arms like a small child in his mother's bosom. Help me remove the thick covering around my heart and make it like You had originally made it. This I pray in Jesus' Name. Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
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