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May 28

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. — Ps 32:1

This beatitude does not say, “blessed is the sinless man,” but, “Blessed is the sinner forgiven.”

Unforgiven sin lies as a dead weight upon a life. But with forgiveness comes all the blessedness of life and glory. When we are forgiven we become at once God’s children, heirs of God and joint–heirs with Christ to the inheritance of eternal life.

God covers our sins, and they are put out of sight forever – out of our sight, out of the world’s sight, out of God’s sight. God says He will remember our sins against us no more. So the covering is complete and final. The reason is, that the sins are covered by an atonement made by another.

My forgetting that I owe a debt does not pay the debt. But when some other one pays it for me, the debt is covered and the charge blotted out. “All we like sheep have gone astray… and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” If our sins were laid on Jesus, surely they are covered forever and will never rise up against us!

Mornings With God - May 28

Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.

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