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September 14, 2022
Today’s reading: Psalms 32:1-2
What does it mean to be forgiven?
We read in Psalms 32:1-2:
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Forgiveness is something we don’t deserve. It’s something that is freely given. Without forgiveness, we will all die. We will perish forever. We will receive the penalty of sin, which is death.
That’s why King David clearly tells us that those whose sins are forgiven are greatly blessed. When we are forgiven, all our sins are washed away.
Notice what happens to our sin. First, it is forgiven, then it is covered, and finally, Yahweh does not impute iniquity against us.
Forgiven, covered, and not imputed — all of these signify complete forgiveness. God doesn’t simply forgive us, but also covers our sins and simply erases them.
When we are forgiven, it becomes a thing of the past. God won’t bring it up anymore and cause displeasure to you and Him.
So, how should we respond? As followers of Yahshua, we should remember the price that it takes for us to be forgiven. The Almighty sent His Son to die a gruesome death and made the forgiveness of sin possible.
When we ask for forgiveness and we are forgiven, we must understand that it is really forgiven. We shouldn’t dwell on our sins. Once sins are forgiven, they shouldn’t drag us down anymore. Let it not make us guilty anymore. Let it not paralyze us into depression and frustration.
Instead, we must move forward knowing that our sins were forgiven, covered, and dismissed. No one of us is perfect. We are bound to sin, but as long as we are walking down the right path, we continue with our Christian walk, and we do our best to do God’s will and purpose, Yahweh will surely welcome us to His Kingdom.
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