Daily Devotion-July 6, 2022

Daily Devotion-July 6, 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,

David captured the relief we have when our sins are forgiven. As he wrote, the person whose rebellion is forgiven is blessed. Our rebellion is any way that we are loveless toward you and others; when we miss the mark of loving you above all other things, including ourselves. And we are guilty of sin when we fail to love others as we love ourselves. We are all accountable not only for the things we say and do, but Jesus reminded us also what we think; because it is where sin begins. You hold us accountable, and every sin has us condemned to eternal separation and death from you. We all know that when we do something wrong, there are consequences for our actions, and it looks pretty bleak on our own.

However, it does not end there; you don’t just leave us hanging out to dry. David wrote, “How blessed is the person whose rebellion is forgiven whose sin is covered.” Because of sin and hopelessness, you sent your Son to suffer the complete punishment for all sins. On Calvary’s cross, Jesus shed his blood to cover all sins. Our every sin was washed away by him. David continued, “How blessed is the person whose guilt the Lord does not charge against him, in whose spirit there is no deceit.” We received Jesus’ gift of forgiveness through faith in Him—faith which was started in us by your Spirit. For Jesus’ sake and according to his righteousness, we are restored, and you do not see our sins but Christ in us, so our deceit is gone, and Jesus’ love remains. In faith in Jesus, we have been truly blessed because we are restored to you and have the sure hope of heaven. Lord, we pray for the chance today to share our hope in Christ with someone who does not know you so that they will also be blessed. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

The certainty of heaven comes only through faith in Jesus’ salvational work on the cross. It was there all your sins were covered by his blood, and you are blessed.