September 24, 2021

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:11-12)
As I finished my reading and pondering of (Psalm 103:11-22) this morning, a question came to mind, “How far do you think the East is from the West in our world? I remember (many years back) my Sunday school teacher asking us this same question; of course, we could not answer his question with any degree of wisdom. My Sunday Teacher followed his question with these very profound words; he said, ‘If we were to travel North long enough, we would eventually arrive at the North Pole; that is where the North and the South meet. However, if we launched out on an eastern latitude, we could travel around the world and never meet West. Maybe that is why the Psalmist in (vv.11-12) did not say God has removed our sin as far as the North is from the South. Because God’s mercy is everlasting, we who have believed in His Son will never face condemnation because all our sin is completely forgiven. We have entered a blood covenant with God through Jesus, and our sin has been cleansed, (1 John 1:7) says, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”’ Profound, isn’t it?
Friends, may I assure you in saying that all the saved can join Heaven in rejoicing today because God is still on His throne; He saved us and keeps us saved. Therefore, be assured that your salvation is secure because God keeps you, not because you keep Him. Would you pray with me?
Father, I thank You for Your Son Jesus Christ, my Savior, and the salvation that I received by trusting in His death on the cross and His resurrection. My heart overflows with thanks and praise for His incredible sacrifice for sin.
Thank You, Father, that He was sent to pay the price for my sins and the sins of the whole world. Lord, I want to live in Him and be rooted in Him. I pray that I may grow in grace, mature in the faith, and find my strength in You.
There is no more incredible blessing that You could have given to me than the precious life of Your only Son Jesus, so that in Him I may be redeemed from death and hell and receive forgiveness of sins and everlasting life.
I pray that I may live my life in a manner that glorifies You. I thank You, Father, for Your amazing gift of salvation, and I pray that many who have not accepted Jesus as their Savior may do so before it is too late. This I ask in the Precious Name of Jesus, Amen.

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


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