Forgiveness. That is Gods main business. Yes he is creator. Yes he is sustainer. Yes he is Judge. But primarily he is our forgiver.
“1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.”
I personally have no need of a God who rewards perfection. I need a God who forgives me and cleans me up when I fall, when I sin. Not if I sin. When I sin. In Jesus I have that.
Jesus is my hope.
(Originally posted 11/28/19)