Friday, June 13, 2008
Micah 7:19, "You will . . . hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea."
"The picture is of God vigorously disposing of our sins by hurling them overboard. He doesn't just drop them over the side or even pitch them overboard. He hurls them as something to be rid of and forgotten" (Jerry Bridges, The Gospel for Real Life).
Corrie ten Boom said, "And then God put up a sign saying, 'No fishing allowed.'" Why would He do this?
"Because she knew that we tend to drag up our old sins, that we tend to live under a vague sense of guilt. She knew that we are not nearly as vigorous in appropriating God's forgiveness as He is in extending it" (J.B.)
Let's run to the cross and find forgiveness!