Psalm 130:3-4 (NLT)
Lord, if you kept a record of our sins,
who, O Lord, could ever survive?
But you offer forgiveness,
that we might learn to fear you.
Are you a record keeper with your family or friends? You know what I mean; if someone says or does something hurtful to you it sticks to your brain like a tally sheet. As humans, we may be tempted to keep score when we face injustice, but God is never tempted to do so. In fact, he offers forgiveness in exchange for our repentance simply because he wants us to love, respect, and learn from him. To fear the Lord is to honor his holy name by living in a way that pleases him. Live in the fear of the Lord, today.
Prayer: Lord, by your mercy and forgiveness I am saved from the penalty of sin. In my repentance, you remember my sin no more. Glory to God! In Jesus’ name. Amen.