The Lord Be With You Today!
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
(The Lord looks on us today as being righteous
because He has covered our sin nature with His righteousness.
In the same way as an airplane flies above the clouds
and the cloud cover completely blocks out the earth below,
the righteousness of Christ blocks out the sin and failure of our sin nature.
Because of His provision of love and forgiveness and mercy and salvation,
He no longer “remembers” our sin,
but has put them as far away as the east is from the west.
Our sin, our failures, our unfaithfulness have no place in His memory,
not because of anything we have or have not done,
but because of His salvation covenant and provision to redeem us.
He has covered us with the righteousness of His Son!)
your sins like the morning mist.
(He sweeps away sin just as the morning dew disappears
under the warmth and influence of the sun.
Under His redemption, He melts away our sin and causes it to disappear.)
Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.
(He calls to us to come to Him for all our needs.
He has rescued us from the death of sin.
He has bought us with a great price.
Even though we drift away from our walk with Him,
He calls us back to Himself. He pleads with us to turn away
from whatever keeps us from our walk with Him,
from past failures, from false shame and guilt,
from our own attempts to control our life,
and to turn to walk with Him so that He is able
to redeem our life from the pit and redeem us to life in Him!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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