Monday, August 24, 2015

Mon., 8/24/15 Devotion (Ps. 32:1)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 32:1, where we read these words:

"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered."

What sweet words these (above) are, for those who are clothed with the righteousness of Christ, by grace through faith. "Blessed" means "happy." Those whose sins are forgiven are blissful and free. They realize that they have been given a magnificent gift; and that they are no longer bound by the prison bars of sin, death, the law, performance, and condemnation.

*This* is true happiness: to have one's sins forgiven. Nothing can replace this: no amount of money, no degree of good health, none of the good things of the world. If we are forgiven our sins today, we ought to heartily thank our Heavenly Father for the gracious sacrifice of His Son Jesus, on our behalf.

[Puritan quote of the day: "A promise [of God], once given, shall never be re-versed or repealed.” —William Bridge, in, "A Lifting Up for the Downcast"]