Our Record Of Wrongs
Posted: Monday, June 12
1 Kings 9:1-10:29
Verse of the day:
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. (Psalm 130:3-4 NLT)
What if every wrong thing you ever did, from birth until now, was broadcasted for everyone to see. All of the thoughts, lies, cheats, and sneaky sins shown to everyone! How embarrassing! All legitimacy and credence you have would be lost. People would be hurt, trust would be gone, and our way of life would be completely altered. And that’s just our interactions with other people. Imagine having to stand before all powerful God with all of your sins laid out clear as day and having to face the consequences of those wrong doings. There’s nothing we could ever do to defend ourselves! I am so thankful for the grace of God.
The Bible tells us that when we are forgiven by God, our sins are completely washed away. There is no record kept of the things we’ve done. As the Psalmist writes in today’s verse, who could ever survive if there was a record of our sins? What defense could we ever muster to justify what we’ve done? What could we ever do to resolve our actions?
That’s the beauty of grace. Because of God’s willingness to remove our record of sin, we are free! It’s as if the record had never existed when he looks at us! As the Psalmist writes, God does that partly so that we would learn to fear God. Not to live in terror of God, but to live in reverence to a God who holds all authority and power to obliterate us. We don’t earn grace, we do nothing to get it. God extends grace to us due to His love. Let’s be thankful for grace and live in fear, or reverence, for the God who extend copious amounts of love.