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~