Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
my transgressions to the LORD”–
and you forgave
the guilt of my sin.
(Psalms 32:5 (NIV))

Have you ever truly reflected on this simple, yet profound fact of God’s grace and mercy?

All we have to do is acknowledge that we are sinners, confessing our sins to God, and He will forgive them! Nothing could be simpler and nothing could be so complicated at the same time! It is so simple and elegant that we, in our efforts to make things more than they are, have come to the conclusion that because it is so simple that it must not be true. I suppose that you could say that this fits into the same category as the saying that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Perhaps we should take a look at the Word of God and what happens to those who acknowledge their sin and ask for forgiveness. They will be at the wedding feast of the Lamb! There is the free lunch. Not only are we, as sinners, not worthy of forgiveness, but after God forgives us, He invites us to the ultimate feast as part of the Bride of Christ.

God is good and His grace endures forever.

Have you taken the time to acknowledge your sins, confessing them before God? Have you accepted His grace and mercy?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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