Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (381 words)
Psalm 32:1–2 (ESV): "1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit."
Repentance is a wonderful gift God has given us. Without it, we would not be able to experience the blessing of true forgiveness.
David understood the blessing hidden in repentance. When he transgressed with Bathsheba there was no real coming back from that outside of repentance and the reception of true forgiveness. His sin produced more sin as James declares sin will do (Ja 1:15), the death of Uriah, and the child in the womb of Bathsheba. It was tragic and yet God made a way for David to find the forgiveness he so desperately needed from the Lord. No wonder he can call the person blessed whose transgressions are forgiven and whose sin is covered for he himself experienced it first hand in a situation that might seem unforgivable. He was truly blessed and wanted others to know it.
Oh, how blessed are we who were once stained with crimson but through Christ have been washed white as snow. It's by His blood we are cleansed. Repentance is how we obtain the blood and then the blood does the washing. It makes atonement for our willful acts of disobedience (transgressions) as well as our simply missing the mark (sin). There
is no greater blessing in the world than to know God is holding nothing against you. Christ presents us to the Father as pure and spotless. That is worth getting excited about! Amen?
Father, what can we say but a thousand times thank You. Your willingness to give up Your Son for us is overwhelming. How can we show our gratitude except by giving You our whole heart and life? Thank You for allowing us to repent of our sin and obtain the washing of the blood of Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. May we rejoice in the reality of our forgiveness and if we are still dead in our sin may we find the forgiveness we desperately need through Your Son who is the only Way we pray in Jesus' precious name, amen, and amen.