January 19, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer

Read: Psalm 51

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
Psalm 32:1

The Joy of Forgiveness

Into our lives come experiences that cut deep into our memory – they will never be forgotten. We have been frightened as a child, and the scare gave us a complex that makes us afraid to be in a small room, to associate with a big-built person, to stay in bed during a thunderstorm. We have been humiliated, and the bitter incident has shadowed our entire outlook on life. King David, likewise, had many experiences that burned deeply into his mind and heart. He had fought Goliath, and the thrill was never forgotten. He had taken the spear one night from Saul’s side and was thankful that he had not slain the king. But the most blessed experience – so David confessed – came to him when he learned that his sins were forgiven. His sins haunted him in the still of the night. He tossed too and forth on his bed – he could not rest. Then he confessed his sins to God and found forgiveness. Once more, he was at peace with God. He exclaims: “blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” Our sin is not counted against us as we come to the Cross, trusting in the merits of Jesus, who died for us. This is the most blessed experience that anyone can have. Through His Son, we are reconciled to God. We are certain that heaven is our home.

Gracious Lord, through Jesus’ precious blood, blot out our sins and remember them no more. Amen.

January 19, 1941

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