The Joy of Forgiveness

Last week, we looked at repentance in Psalm 51. The Bible tells us that all have sinned so that means that we all have the need to repent. When we have an issue with one another, it’s sometimes difficult for one to forgive another. In Psalm 32, David was happy because God forgives sin.

Verse 1 NLT says, “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!” Sin is a willful transgression or violation of God’s divine law. God is holy so  any violation of His law would generate a response from Him because God will punish sin. When we look at God’s people in the Old Testament, we see how God punished their disobedience. 1 John 1:8 says, If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.” So, what do we do? Well, when we sin, we need to come before God and ask God for forgiveness.

Man says forgiveness means to stop  blaming or being  mad at someone for something that person has done.. We all know that this can be difficult for us at times. But sin destroys our relationship with God so that would not work for us. Forgiveness comes through the grace of God. Ephesians 2:8 CEV tells us, “You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own.” When God treats us much better than we deserve, He is gifting us His grace. Then, our relationship is restored.

When David reflected on his life, he recognized that he did wrong. He came before God and acknowledged his wrongdoing; he repented. Repentance requires that we turn from our sin and turn our hearts towards God. God, in turn, extends His grace and forgives us. When we look at verse 1 in TLB we see, “What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What joys when sins are covered over!” When God forgives our sin, we too can experience the joy of forgiveness.

Thought for Today: Friend, thank God for His grace.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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