“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit” (Psalm 32:1–2, NIV).
Sin is the cause of our misery. Let that sink in.
Think about it—life in the Garden of Eden was perfect, sinless. Then Eve doubted God, took a bite of the forbidden fruit, and changed the course of all humanity.
Centuries followed, a great flood, prophets, kings, wars, and then…Jesus. Because of His sacrifice for us in His death on the cross, followed by His victory over death through His resurrection, our sins are covered.
“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven!” The true believer’s sins are covered by the Savior’s precious blood. Dear sisters in Christ, if you get nothing else from today’s devotional, take this to heart: Jesus Christ bore your sins upon Himself so that one day you will stand spotless—blameless—before the Creator.
God justifies. He will not count your sin against you when you freely confess. Notice the character of those whom He pardons: “…in whose spirit is no deceit.”
This means when we confess our sins to Jesus, we need to do so freely, sincerely, not professing repentance with our lips while still harboring intent to sin within our heart.
The Lord is ready to forgive. Be willing to repent and accept the blessing of the forgiveness of your sin.
Prayer: Dear Father, I know I daily break Your heart. I disappoint You and those around me. I am truly sorry. When I consider sin, please prick my heart. Turn me away from the sin. Remind me to take that way of escape that You provide for every temptation. Forgive me for my sins and help me to have Your heart and mind in each situation every day. I know I will not be perfect until I am in Your presence, but until then, please guide me with Your Holy Spirit. Amen.