Whenever I read things like this, I am overwhelmed. Truly, we serve a God who delights in mercy. He pardons our iniquity and passes over our rebellious acts. For Christs’s sake He treats us as innocent.
Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? Where is our guilt? He has trampled our sins underfoot. He has cast them behind his back. He has hurled our iniquities into the depths of the sea! (Micah 7:19).
Who is a God like Him? What little we know of this compassion.
He declares, “For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:12).
“Who among us, in the retrospect of existence, have
not the memories of unworthy thought and unworthy
deed, it may even be of ignoble wounds, in life’s
battle? What of that? Are we for a moment to allow
these sins, grievous as they may be, to create an
insuperable, impassable gulf between us and the
Great Forgiver? Thoughts, far more merciful than
our own, are expressed and reiterated in the divine
words, ‘I will forgive their wickedness and will
remember their sins no more!’ ”
John MacDuff, Thoughts for the Quiet Hour