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“David’s sin is written in Holy Writ, right there in I Kings 15:5 (and in other Scriptures) when he had Uriah killed so that he could take his wife Bathsheba, which means that the verse will abide as an integral part of the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever (John 1:1, I Peter 1:23). However, our sins are gone forever, washed completely away and therefore they cannot live and abide forever but are eternally gone ― from us! This is part of the mystery of godliness- I Timothy 3:16, afforded to us through Christ’s perfecting work for us (Colossians 1:28), and his cleansing work in us (I John 1:7).

Do yourself a favor, try and read all about your sins in the New Testament (as we were able to read David’s in the Old Testament) and you will find that you as a sinner are completely absent, dead to sin (a few examples: Romans 6:11, I Corinthians 15:3, and II Corinthians 5:14-15), but as a redeemed saint and child of God you will find yourself on every page alive in Christ (a few examples: Romans 6:11-14, and Colossians 3:3-4). You will discover this especially when you read along in and with Christ who is your guide and Golden Thread who leads you to absolute enlightenment, For now we live {enjoy the more abundant life}, if {since} ye stand fast in the Lord- I Thessalonians 3:11. As David was able to receive forgiveness and did amazing exploits for God, we are also even more enabled (Philippians 4:13)! Our sins are completely cleansed and will never be remembered or read about and thankfully only the good that we do by believing the Word will be known to us along with every being in heaven as our believing shall provide our heavenly rewards!” ~LMJ~

Forgiveness Is a Wonderful Thing

“In Psalm 32, David begins by expressing how blessed we are when we receive forgiveness, and then he goes on to show what happens when we do not ask for forgiveness as he did for a time. Finally, David got to the place in his life that he realized that all he had to do was acknowledge the error of his ways. It was then that David came to grasp that his God totally forgave him. David said unto Nathan {the Prophet}, I have sinned against the LORD {this is David, he was not confessing his sins to Nathan, but admitting that he sinned when he was confronted by the Prophet}. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin– II Samuel 12:13. What could be more comforting to a sinner than to hear that God has already put away his or her sin? In Psalms 51:1-3 we read, Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. {This asked David of God in regard to what David had done to Uriah the Hittite and Bathsheba his wife; you can read the story from II Samuel chapter 11:1-24 on how David got Uriah killed so that he could get Bathsheba to be his wife.} Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin {David asks God}. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Well, once the thing is done, then it is done and one could live in condemnation a lifetime or admit to God that a sin has occurred and accept His forgiveness and get back into fellowship with God. The thing that helped David was his humbleness in accepting that The LORD also hath put away thy sin. This is one benefit we can be thankful for each day – that we have the privilege to accept God’s forgiveness, with the extra added benefit of knowing that when God forgives, He forgets (I John 1:9).” ~LMJ~