“For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:11-12, NKJV)
Realizing how easily people forget God, David reminds himself of the many blessings, physical and spiritual, that God has given him. Gratefully, he praises God for them all. Sin, sickness and the prospect of a hopeless death have been replaced by forgiveness, good health and a renewed enjoyment of life. The constant love of God for his people is seen in the history of Israel. He cares for the oppressed and shows mercy on sinners. (1-8)
If God acted only according to his justice, all sinners would perish. But to his justice he adds his mercy, by which sinners may be forgiven. (9-12) God’s mercy is great in forgiving our sins, in imparting grace, and in giving us support and consolation. He has put our sins entirely away, they are so removed that they cannot affect us anymore. We are safe from all condemnation for our sins, as if they had not been committed at all.
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