If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? —Psalms 130:3

            Of course the answer is— nobody. One sin, just one would be enough for our Lord to judge us and we would wind up in hell. Just one sin could do this. We do not understand the depravity and wickedness of sin before a perfectly pure and just God. He cannot have anything to do with sin. It is utterly abhorrent to Him. No person who has not called on the Name of Jesus to be saved will be forgiven (Romans 10:13). Forgiveness only comes through Him (Acts 4:12; I Peter 1:13-25).

            Fellow follower of Jesus let us be thankful that God does not keep a record of our sins. Surely nobody can stand before God as if they are perfect in themselves. We are not. David surely understood this— “Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me” (Psalms 51:9-12). Yes, David confessed what he did (II Samuel 12:1-25) and his desire was to be restored to “the joy of your salvation.” Sin in his life took that joy away, but it returned after he confessed his sin to God.

            Brother and sister if God kept a record of our sin then neither could we stand. But, God has provided the way through Jesus not only to be forgiven (I John 1:9), but has also to enable us to stand (Romans 14:4). How grateful, thankful, comforting, encouraging this is to us.   And now, Dear Father, may I be faithful in living for You out of my love for You. I only can love You because You first loved me and I marvel at this.   Yes, may I live faithfully for You by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. May this be so because this is my desire!

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