Friday, February 24, 2023
Read: Psalm 51:1-17
The first time I heard or read the word “repentance” was in a movie and in Scripture. These words were uttered by John the Baptizer and forerunner of Jesus Christ. The thought, when I received my assigned devotional reading for Lent was about David, who would be anointed King of Israel. He was a man after God’s own heart. (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22). Most Christians know this story well. David’s life was spotty, with sin. But, the word says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. So, we thank God for his amazing grace and mercy!!! Although David sinned more than once, he was quick to repent! He was a worshiper and sang praises to our mighty God. With Godly sorrow David repented of his sins.
The word says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. That to me is good news. God loves so much that he’s not willing that any should perish, but come to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. As we live, breathe and have our being, let us come, just as we are, to a God who loves us so much that he gave his only begotten son, that we who believe in him, would have a right to eternal life.
Dear Lord, we give you all honor, glory, and praise for your goodness and mercy. Thank you for loving us so much that you sent your son to redeem us from a world for sin and shame. We trust and believe in Jesus the Christ as our Lord and Savior. Amen and Amen.
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