When Matthew writes the Lord’s prayer, he use the word “debt” to describe our sins. He sees every failure (whether we do what God forbids, or resist what He commands) as something that God legally, rightfully deserves from us. It is a debt. It is an unpaid bill. “Against Thee and Thee only have I sinned” said David in Psalm 51:4. Sin is a spiritual and eternal debt that we can NEVER pay. Even if we repented and walked perfectly from this day forward, we could never get back the days or opportunities of the past. Which brings us to a point of faith–to ask God to forgive us! Who could ever make such a request apart from the revelation of God’s heart of love? “He will abundantly pardon!” (Isaiah 55:7) Today, friend, as you prepare for worship (we will study Numbers 14) will you consider God’s great gift–His willingness to forgive?