One of the tragedies we face is our tendency to take the great things Christ does for us for granted and forget the wonder of it all. Today’s devotional will help you re-appreciate the wonder of forgiveness. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 130:3-4 ESV
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
“Whenever a sinner has his sin forgiven, it is a strange, a wondrous thing; never think of it as a mere commonplace matter of no account, for it is a marvel of marvels. The angels — a far nobler race than men, — fell from their first estate, but never has any one of the devils been pardoned for his rebellion against the Most High. No Savior has espoused their cause, no sacrifice has been offered for their guilt, no gospel is ever proclaimed. in their ear. When they sinned, they fell finally; and now they are ‘reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.’ Yet man, who was not a pure spirit, like the angels, but a spirit allied with materialism, an inferior being, fell, and for him God left his throne to come and bleed on earth to offer up an expiation. For men, sin became pardonable; nay more, to multitudes of the sons of men, sin has been forgiven, and an act of amnesty and oblivion has been passed concerning their rebellion. What a wonderful truth is this!”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 136]