Friday, August 31, 2007

MARGIES BIMS

NO RECORD OF OUR SINS**********

THE PSALMIST CRIES TO GOD. HIS PROBLEM SURFACES: TERRIBLE GUILT FOR THINGS DONE AND UNDONE IN THE PAST. IN PSALMS 130:1 "IF YOU,LORD, SHOULD MARK INIQUITIES, O LORD, WHO COULD STAND?"

BUT THANKFULLY, GOD FORGIVES. HE DOES NOT KEEP AN ACCOUNT OF PAST SINS, NO MATTER HOW MANY OR HOW GRIEVOUS THEY HAVE BEEN. "THERE IS THEREFORE NOW NO CONDEMNATION TO THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS" (ROM. 8:1).

GOD'S FORGIVENESS THEN LEADS US TO FEAR HIM. WE WORSHIP AND ADORE GOD, FOR GRACE AND FORGIVENESS CAUSE US TO LOVE HIM ALL THE MORE.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF WE SLIDE BACK INO OLD SINS? WHAT IF SIN LINGERS? WE ARE TO REPENT AND "WAIT FOR THE LORD" AND BE PATIENT WHILE GOD WORKS. WE ARE NOT HOPELESS CASES. WE CAN "HOPE" IN THE ONE WHO WILL DELIVER US IN HIS TIME, AND FORGIVE BACKSLIDERS. (PSALMS 130:5)

WE NOW HAVE THESE TWO ASSURANCES: GOD'S UNFAILING LOVE-HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE US (HEB. 13:5). AND GOD'S PROMISE OF FULL REDEMPTION IN DUE TIME-HE WILL REDEEM US FROM ALL OUR INIQUITIES AND PRESENT US BFORE HIS GLORIOUS PRESENCE WITHOUT FAULT AND WITH GREAT JOY. WE'RE FORGIVEN! WE ARE FREE! WITH THE PSALMIST, LET'S WORSHIP THE LORD AS WE AWAIT HIS COMING.

HOW BLEST IS HE WHOSE TRESPASS
HAS FREELY BEEN FORGIVEN,
WHOSE SIN IS WHOLLY COVERED
BEFORE THE SIGHT OF HEAVEN.

WHEN WE'RE FORGIVEN, NO RECORD IS KEPT OF OUR FAILURES. IS'NT THAT WONDERFUL? GOD LOVES US SO MUCH AND SO DO I. HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

HAVE A HAPPY, BLESSED DAY*********
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1 comment:

Randyman said...

Comforting words, Auntie. Amen!