Daily Devotion-March 12, 2022

Daily Devotion-March 12, 2022

Psalm 32:1-2 

How blessed is the person whose rebellion is forgiven, whose sin is covered. How blessed is the person whose guilt the Lord does not charge against him, in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Looking at ourselves in the mirror, we have to see our sins. We can try to hide them from the world or attempt to cover them up from ourselves. By comparing ourselves to others, “See, at least my sins are not as bad as that person.” Or trying to work off all our sins somehow, “If I do more good things than bad.” Or “Tomorrow I will be better.” We can try to justify ourselves for the things we have done. However, in the end, our sins are still there. Left on their own, you have told us the wages of sin is death; all are accountable for what they have done.

But as David wrote in this Psalm, blessed is the person whose rebellion is forgiven. Lord, you sent your Son here; this was your plan for our salvation. Jesus came to this world to live under the law perfectly in our place; then, he took every one of our sins to the cross with him. His blood and righteousness have covered all our rebellion and sin. Including every time that we do not trust you and want to do things our own way; Jesus also took that to the cross for us. He paid the price for our sins; you no longer see our sin when you look at us. You charged that against Jesus, and there is no deceit in us.

We receive this gift all through faith, believing that Jesus has died for our sins and has taken them all into himself—faith created by your Spirit. Please send us your Spirit today to strengthen our trust in you. So that out of love for you, we can love others and share this good news of Jesus’ forgiveness with them, so they too will be blessed. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

We realize how blessed we are: when we see what we had deserved instead, we receive Jesus’ forgiveness, life, and salvation. So yes, we are blessed!