As we near Thanksgiving, some people who are facing difficult times may be asking themselves, “What have I to be thankful for?” If you are a believe in Jesus Christ, that question is not difficult to answer and today’s devotional does it heartwarmingly. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 86:5 (ESV)For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
“The remission of sin, which God gives to his people, is complete; that is to say, it wipes out all his sins, whatever they may have been. Now look, believer, there is the list of your sins, it is a huge roll; if I were to unroll it, how long would it be? Would it not belt the globe, and reach from the earth to the sun and back again? Can you see all the sin that is recorded there? Yet, the moment that the blood of Jesus is applied to that roll, the whole record is blotted out, and there shall never be any more sin inscribed there, for Jesus Christ, never yet divided a man’s sins, forgiving some, and leaving others unforgiven. He deals with sin in the mass, and takes it all up, and flings it, into the sea, or buries it in his own sepulcher, and never shall it have a resurrection, for, saith the Lord, ‘the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found. …The Lord says, ‘I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.’ King Hezekiah said to the Lord, ‘Thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back;’ and King David wrote, ‘As far as the east is from the west,’ — and that is an infinite distance, — ‘so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1905), p. 424-425]