Friday, March 20, 2015

Watson: no more sin

Friday, March 20, 2015
    Feast of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687
Who is a God like you,
    who pardons sin and forgives the transgression
    of the remnant of his inheritance?
You do not stay angry forever
    but delight to show mercy.
You will again have compassion on us;
    you will tread our sins underfoot
    and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
    —Micah 7:18-19 (NIV)
    God having forgiven sin, he will call it no more into remembrance. The Lord will make an act of indemnity, he will not upbraid us with former unkindnesses, nor sue us with a cancelled bond. ‘He will cast our sins into the depth of the sea.’ Sin shall not be cast in as a cork which riseth up again, but as lead which sinks to the bottom. How should we all labour for this covenant-blessing?
    ... Thomas Watson (c.1620-1686), Discourses on Important and Interesting Subjects, Blackie, Fullarton, 1829, p. 385 (see the book)
    See also Mic. 7:18-19; Ps. 103:12; Jer. 31:34; Eze. 11:19-20; 36:25-27; Rom. 6:17-18; 8:1-2
Quiet time reflection:
    Praise to You, Lord, for our sins are gone forever.
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