Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wed., 11/4/15 Devotion (Ps. 130:3-4)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 130:3 & 4, which says this:

"If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared."

This psalm is written by, and for those who were on their way to perform sin-cere worship of God. The true believer knows, that though he or she hates his or her sins, and seeks to repent of them all—he or she is still far from confes-sing all of them. On top of that, all hearts, in their natural states, are still totally corrupt.

But the wonder is that God forgives *all* the sins of those who sincerely be-lieve in Christ's blood atonement. This fact engenders a loving fear of the Lord, (even as this psalm avers).

[Puritan quote of the day: "If, when public ordinances are administered, any person, whether out of pride or sloth, shall stay at home, though he may have his private devotions, yet he brings forth fruit out of season, and let that man know he shall bear his sin.” —Thomas Watson, in his sermon, "The Trees of Righteousness Blossoming"]