“I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins”
Today’s Morsel: One of the things about God’s goodness is that He is not willing that any should perish. Calvary reflects His desire to see all saved. His choosing of the disciples to go into all the world and to preach the gospel shows His love to see everyone saved. His continual teaching of forgiveness and remission of sins while here on earth reflects His willingness to see people saved. As He told the prophet Ezekiel, “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel” (Ezekiel 33:11)? The people of old knew that the only one that could forgive and blot out sins was God. The message of salvation requires that our sins be blotted out. Sin cannot enter heaven. As Peter stressed to the people on the Day of Pentecost, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:38-42). If we want to have an abundant life here on earth and live with Him for eternity, then our sins must be blotted out while we have a chance.
Sing: Create in me a clean heart, O’ God, and renew a right spirit within me. Create in me a clean heart, O’ God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence, O' God, take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me, the joy of Thy salvation, and renew a right spirit within me.
Thought For Today: Sin shall not enter there.