You will tread our sins beneath your feet; you will throw them into the depths of the ocean! (Micah 7:19, MSG).
King David broke the 6th and 7th commandments. So, how could God say this about him? My servant David, who kept my commandments and followed me with all his heart, doing only that which was right in my sight (1 Kings 14:8)?
When we repent, God casts our sins into the depths of the seas; as far away as the east is from the west, God removes our transgressions from us. The God who could say of that of sinful David, is the same God who counts us as sinless for Christ’s sake, when we trust in the Saviour.
Jesus told his disciples, “You have already been cleansed” (John 15:3). Two chapters earlier we find them far from clean: they are wrangling as to who would be greatest, and refusing to wash one another’s feet. Jesus washed their feet, and pronounced, “You are clean” (John 13:10). Later, in prayer, he tells the Father, “They have kept your word” (John 17:6).
When God looks at us he sees us through the Cross. Though we have failed in many ways to keep the word of God, yet for Christ’s sake God says of us, “You are clean. You have kept my word.”
We are “accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6 KJV). We are “complete in him” (Colossians 2:10). That’s the gospel. – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: Think about your own life. Can you imagine God saying about you, that you kept his commandments and followed him with all your heart, doing only that which was right in his sight? Does that seem unbelievable to you? Why? What needs to change in your heart so that you will believe?
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