January 12, 2022

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (Psalm 51:3 & 7)
As we continue our look on the topic of forgiveness during this months’ Devotional Thoughts, today’s Scripture reading from (Psalm 51), we see David having understood what it was like to feel guilt. He had killed a man, and he had blood on his hands. There are so many people nowadays who go through life feeling guilty. That said, guilt weighs us down and has a physically debilitating effect on our bodies. As you read (Psalm 51) for yourself, I am sure you will pick up on all of these aspects of feeling guilty as David poured out his heart to God.
Do we ever find ourselves in a position similar to David where we feel weighed down by a burden of guilt? You may be finding yourself in that position today. If so, may you follow David’s lead – bring that concern (or sins) to Jesus, lay it down at the foot of His Cross. If you do (1 John 1:9) promises you, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
As we look back at Mary Magdalene in (Luke 7), Mary understood what it was to have her sins forgiven. She learned that she did not have to feel guilty about her past because Jesus had forgiven her. Maybe people didn’t want Mary to forget what she had done, but Jesus never reminded her of it. Moreover, Mary became part of Jesus’ inner circle.
Friends, our enemy (Satan), wants us to feel guilty; that way, he can keep us in his snare. May we be reminded; Jesus came to set us free from our guilt. May we come to Jesus, repent and ask Him to forgive us. Then accept His forgiveness and walk-in victory of that forgiveness. Would you join me in Prayer?
Father, I thank You for Your Grace and mercy towards me. I pray that You will forgive me today. Cleanse me as I confess my sins before You. Fill me afresh with Your Holy Spirit. Father, may I walk tall in the fullness of Your blessings and forgiveness? I thank You and love You. Amen

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><


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