Psalm 103:8-10 “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. (NIV)
As we enter this Lenten season, we are consciously mindful of our sinfulness and state of unworthiness. These verses point us to God’s mercy and grace, longsuffering patience and immeasurable love. Accuse means to find fault with or blame. God does not always see us as failures and His anger is not eternal towards us. In His grace, He does not give us the punishment our sins deserve or does He keep count of our mounting sins. In His grace and mercy, though the love of Christ, God wipes our slate clean and forgive us for eternity.
How can God love me so much? That much love is incomprehensible and worthy of my praise and adoration. Without Christ, my fate would be eternal death for my sins. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thank Him today.
Prayer: Lord, how can I ever thank you enough for sending Jesus to die for my sins. You loved me so much and wanted me to spend eternity with you that you sent Jesus to die in my place. Thank you for my eternal salvation and the cleansing power of Christ’s blood. Thank you Jesus that I am forgiven and made whole through your work on the cross. Amen.
Blessings as you stand by God’s grace today,