Today’s Encouragement is Psalms 51:1 (NLT) Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.
Blot out –
Blotted out! Think of the pen and ink used to write in ancient times. No erasing wasn possible. The only way to remove a mistake, or to change a written word? Blot it out! Cover it completely with more ink.
My friends, Our sins are covered with something which makes them unrecognizable, something infinitely greater than the ‘ink’ with which we ‘wrote’ them. The blood of Jesus covers all our sin. his blood ‘blots out’ our sin, it’s no longer recognizable, and cannot be held against us!! All our sin was future sin when Christ died for us on the cross. Our future sins as well as our past, are blotted out, covered completely by the priceless blood of Christ.
Father God, may we then live as Your freed, forgiven, and beloved children. Granted complete pardon, unshackled from our past pain, our future fears, and our daily doubts. Help us to realize that we are no longer slaves to our sins, our pasts, nor our fears. Father, please blot out all our sin from our memories as well, Lord. We ask in Jesus’ Name.
No Longer Slaves