“He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.”
Have you ever come to that place where you think that you are too bad to be forgiven, your conscience seems to be only tainted by the guilt of that sin, your fellow believers make it worse still, tagging you as a culprit of sin, singing a song of condemnation that never seizes to play in your ears.
Meanwhile, as your busy blaming yourself and painting yourself with the sin that was so drowned, frowning in your distress, beating yourself over something that is now done away with, Grace awaits for you to embrace His being, a token of Love, an embrace of forgiveness.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For our sake He made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
We are the righteousness of God because of what Christ paid for on the cross.
David even when he was being cursed and alleged to be the cause of his own misfortunes ( 2 Samuel 16:5-13), takes the blame but never condemns himself at one point.
While we know David’s life, David to say that his hands are clean is quite an interesting bit, Did David have Jesus, you wonder, but Yes He had a covenant with God. We on the other habd have Jesus and are expressly declared sons of the Covenant. David knew the God He serves, a loving, merciful, forgiving father. He knew it is God that renders one innocent from hidden faults, made blameless and innocent of great transgression.
¹²Who can discern his lapses and errors? Clear me from hidden [and unconscious] faults.¹³Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then shall I be blameless, and I shall be innocent and clear of great transgression.
He very much knew his sinfulness as seen in Psalms 51, when he confessed his sin with Bathsheba, when prophet Nathan exposed his sin, and he recorgnises his need for grace at the same time, the confidence he has in that grace thereby rendering himself righteous as one who has taken God’s precepts into account.
²⁰The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.²¹For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. ²²For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. ²³I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
When Prophet Makandiwa said ,if You go to heaven and not find Him there, You are in Hell. This can be misunderstood for arrogance, but this is “Prophet Makandiwa”!! A Man of the Word. David knew His stuff if I may say.(David knew God)
What is it that drove the woman with the alabaster oil to the feet of Jesus, it wasnt a mistake nor coincidence neither incidental, God was in it, it was deliberate.
“And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment.”
what is it that drew her to the feet of Jesus despite the rejection, condemnation? What is it that spiked the pharasees to bring the adulteress woman to be stoned infront of Jesus? (John 8:1-11).There is a lesson therein, we aren’t all perfect, we have messed up in like manner, but once we find grace which is in Christ, we find mercy, though men deem us guilty for a guilt they themselves are guilty of (Romans 2:1). Before men, it is condemnation, before God, it is otherwise a plea of not guilty, justification by faith.
We all mess up at some point, even all points, nevertheless that doesn’t change who you are in Christ Jesus nor who God is, You are justified, loved and forgiven. Jesus for His name’s sake blotted out our sin and remembers them no
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I am working out my Salvation knowing I am safe in God’s word.
I will seek Him at all times.
I believed God, in recorgnition even in confession of my sin, I know i am forgiven, this is my portion.
I am righteous
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,