READING: Psalm 129-136, 1 Corinthians 14:26-15:11
Sometimes in my weak moments, I allow the enemy to remind me of my sin in the past. He has a way of resurrecting our forgiven sin in our minds and enticing us to dwell on it—rather than dwell on the God who graciously dwells in us. Those are usually shame-filled moments, if not agonizing ones. After all, who among us is not a sinner by nature and action? Who among us could earn his or her salvation?
Indeed, the psalmist understood that none of us could stand before God if He only kept a record of our sins (Psa 130:3-4). I cannot even imagine the size of the book required to catalog all my wrong! But, here’s the good news: with God there is forgiveness. He who has the right to judge us chose instead to send His Son to bear His wrath for us; He who is love extends His undeserved love to us.
Our response is to fear Him in great reverence, honor Him with deep love, and follow Him in uncompromised obedience. Nothing less is in order.
PRAYER: “God, I praise You for Your forgiveness. Thank You for not counting my sins against me.”
DAILY ACTION STEP: Recognizing God’s great grace, serve Him faithfully today.
TOMORROW’S READING: Psalm 137-143, 1 Corinthians 15:12-49