These days I’ve been thinking of grace, mercy. And I’ve thought on what forgiveness is, and isn’t. I’ve thought of Dave’s post the other day and the prisoners in the Ukraine who are free, and of those of us who are free but walk around in our own prisons.
When I read of David’s sin against the Lord, I wonder, wouldn’t David have known all along what he was doing was wrong? What were the excuses he made to himself to keep the deception up? A verse in Psalms grabs me today and it holds tightly.
As they plot their crimes, they say,
“We have devised the perfect plan!”
Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning. Psalm 64:6 (NLT)
David’s taking of another man’s wife, Uriah’s murder, the funeral song in Ezekiel, and the glimpse into a heart and mind. So thankful to end on the praises of Psalm 65.
Though we are overwhelmed by our sins,
you forgive them all. Psalm 65:3 (NLT)
Thankful for a God who knows what forgiveness is and offers it generously.