An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Wipe Out

(Psa 51:1 KJV)  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

What does it mean to be forgiven?  We toss off the concept so readily.  We sing about it.  We testify to it.  There are many different expressions to describe what is going on when it becomes a reality.  Here, David begins to look at this.  God can “blot” (4229) out our “transgressions” (6588).  This is the first of the words used for removing our sin.  

When the KJV was translated they had something called “blotting paper”.  It was used when writing to absorb the excess ink that might run or get smeared.  That is not the concept here.  This can also be translated “wipe”.  God will take a celestial paper towel, put some cleaning fluid on it and remove the filth from our lives.  What a glorious thought.

So?  Rejoice!  God is cleaning up your act in ways that you can’t even touch. 

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