Clean Slate

The last blog we wrote sounded pretty bleak for the children of Israel. We saw how forgetting all that the Lord had done, led to rebellion, which led to unfaithfulness. Sin spiraled downward and that begins to feel pretty hopeless. But our psalm doesn’t end with verse 43. Verse 44 begins: “Yet he took note of their distress when he heard their cry; for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented. He caused all who held them captive to show them mercy. Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise. Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, ‘Amen!’ Praise the Lord.” Psalm 106:43-48

God took note of their distress.

God remembered His covenant.

God relented out of His great love.

And what we know from our modern-day history is that God has gathered them from the nations.

One of the beautiful things about our Lord is that our unfaithfulness does not negate His faithfulness. Our sin is not bigger that His forgiveness. Our uncleanness is no match for His cleanness. And the dirt in us doesn’t stop His ability to wash away every stain from us.

Let all the people say, “Amen! Praise the Lord.”

Oh Lord, I do today join with the psalmist in praising You because I know I truly do not deserve your mercy and grace and forgiveness, yet You extend it to me. Amen.

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