The GREATNESS of Thy compassion

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 51:1-19; 1 John 1:9 (day six) 
“According to the GREATNESS of Thy compassion blot out my transgressions.”  (v 1)  When I feel guilty, my focus usually goes to the wrong place.  All I see is my failure.  All I feel is shame, a lonely separation from God. I fear the consequences to come.  Recovery requires a new place to look.  When David knelt to pray out his confession in Psalm 51, he focused on God’s character.  Slowly, powerfully his vision cleared to see the GREATNESS (size) of God’s compassion.  Ultimately, the only reason that sinners can be forgiven is that God wills it.  Only the GREAT mercy of God, His eternal purpose that sinners be rescued and restored can assure our troubled hearts. “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for us sins.”–1 John 4:10.  This is our hope.  Our only hope.  God’s mercy is great!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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