Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.Psalm 51:5
The consequence of David’s murder of Uriah and adultery with Bathsheba would be with David his whole life. He married Bathsheba and they had to live with the death of the child that was conceived of their adultery.
Stay With Us
Many times, the results of our sin stay with us for a long time, sometimes our whole life. There are times when just the memory of a sin I’ve committed is enough to really bring me down for a while. “How could I have been so stupid?” is a phrase that goes through my mind at those times.
God Forgives and Forgets
Does that mean God hasn’t forgiven my sin? Actually, no. God does forgive. And in His forgiveness He forgets. He “remembers our sin no more.” That’s a sure sign of a great and perfect God. His forgiveness is so perfect and so complete that the sin He forgives no longer exists. Except…
In Our Memory
David admits his own human failings. Failings that we all have. But even though we may remember our sins, that doesn’t mean God hasn’t forgiven them. He has! For the sake of Jesus’ death and resurrection. This is a wonderful thing because it is rock-solid. It is something we can cling to when we’re overcome by feelings of despair over our sin.
The next time you find yourself dwelling on a past sin, remember that God doesn’t remember that sin because He has forgiven it totally in Jesus.
Heavenly Father, many times I remember my sins. Please help me to remember that You have forgotten my sin when You forgave it for the sake of Jesus Christ in whose name I pray, amen. © 2019 True Men Ministries