Friday, December 14, 2007

I am forgiven

James MacDonald

I am Forgiven
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit … I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord, “and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.” Psalm 32:1,5
Can I remind you today of what God’s Word says about His forgiveness? I have prayed that as you read these Scriptures that the hope of God’s mercy will wash over your life. No matter what your relationship with God is like right now, you need His forgiveness. You need relief from the weight of guilt. You need to come to Him for the first or millionth time. Soak in what Scripture says about you and God, and what He would like to do, if you would choose:
The fact of God’s forgiveness.
Exodus 34:6, “The Lord [is] compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving kindness and truth, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin. Yet he will by no means clear the guilty.”
Psalm 86:5, “For you, Lord, are good and ready to forgive, abundant in loving kindness to all who call upon you.”
Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like you, who pardons iniquity, who does not retain His anger forever but delights in unchanging love.”
The extent of God’s forgiveness.
Psalm 103:12, “As far as the east is from the west, so far he has removed our transgressions from us.”
Micah 7:19, “He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.”
The blessing of forgiveness.
Ezekiel 36:25, “I’ll give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove your heart of stone. I’ll put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you’ll be careful to observe my ordinances.”
Psalm 32:1, “How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
When you think of the number of people on the broad road carrying their sin with them, and the few on the narrow road who find the forgiveness of their sins in God. How eternally blessed is the one whose sins are covered, who can say, I’m forgiven by God.
Is there any sin that I need to confess to the Lord? Stop and take care of this right now.
What confidence do I have that I will be forgiven?
Pray any of the Scriptures above back to the Lord, and personalize with your name.


He Knows My Name said...

i just read your day in the life of jenny and morgan. i'm a little late but i hope you are all ok. ~janel

Abby said...

forgiveness has been a reoccuring theme in my reading lately..hmm maybe i'm not listening hard enough...