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The Lord Who Forgives

Psalm 103:3 (ESV) … “who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases…”

Above all, God should be praised because he forgives all your sins. As great as the psalmist’s sin is against God, God’s pardon is even greater. Further, sin is pictured as a life-threatening disease that has spread to his entire soul. But by his grace, God heals the deadly plague of sin, giving abundant life. God redeems David’s life out of the pit of sin, which he had dug for himself. A pit is dark, confining, and imprisoning, a graphic picture of human sin. By his own efforts David could never escape this grave of his own making. Only by divine grace had he been rescued.

The mercy of God crowns the psalmist as though he were a part of the royal family. This is not a literal crown of diamonds but one far more valuable—a crown of divine love and compassion. Moreover, God satisfies your desires with good things (i.e., pardon). In so doing, David’s youth is renewed like the eagle’s. His heart soars because the burden of sin is removed.[1]

In Christ & Friends Always,

Bro. Chris.

[1] Lawson, S. J. (2006). Psalms 76–150 (M. Anders, Ed.; Vol. 12, pp. 147–148). Holman Reference.

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