MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY OCTOBER 11, 2021
THE TRIUMPH OF FORGIVENESS
Main Text: PSALM 32:1 – Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered
Psalm 32 is believed to have been composed by David – the man after God’s heart – after his sexual sin with Bathsheba. He compounded his wrong doing by devising a sinister strategy that resulted in the death of Uria – Bathsheba’s, husband as a cover-up (2 Samuel 11:12).
While these ugly incidents were behind him, the effects of his action remained. Psalm 32:3-4 describes the deep struggles he experienced before he acknowledged the ugliness of his actions and deeds, the growing effects of unconfessed sin were undeniable.
What brought relief? Relief began with confession to God and accepting the forgiveness God offers (V.5).
What a great place for us to start at the place of God’s mercy – when we say or do things that cause hurt or harm to ourselves and others. The guilt of our sin need not be permanent. There is One whose arms are open wide to receive us when we acknowledge our wrong, and seek His forgiveness. We can join the chorus of those who sing ‘‘Blessed is the one whose transgression are forgiven, whose sins are covered (Psalm. 52:1)
Here is how God’s forgiveness works. Consciousness of sin leads to conviction of sin, which leads to confession of sin, confession of sin leads to cleansing of sin and cleansing of sin leads to confidence before God (1 John 3:21-23)
GOD LOVES US TO FORGIVE AND CHANGE US COMPLETELY IF WE AGREE
Prayer: Father God, forgive me for the times temptations have won in my life. Help me always to run to you for forgiveness and to seek the forgiveness of others when needed.
BY BISHOP DR NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INT’L)
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