Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DAVID WAS BROUGHT UP FROM THE DEPTHS BY REMEMBERING THE FORGIVING NATURE OF GOD

After all his weeping and crying out to the Lord, David ended up testifying, “But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared” (Psalm 130:4). The Holy Spirit began to flood his soul with memories of God’s mercies, and suddenly David recalled all he’d learned of the Father’s forgiving, pardoning nature. “Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness” (Nehemiah 9:17).

Soon David was rejoicing, reminding himself, “For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee” (Psalm 86:5). “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities…” (103:3). Here is one of the foundational promises of the New Covenant. Jeremiah declares, “I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more” (Jeremiah 31:34). And Paul adds in the New Testament, “…having forgiven you all trespasses” (Colossians 2:13). God has promised us his forgiveness, for every sin!