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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
King David knew the Lord as a forgiving Savior. Here he asked the Lord to forgive his iniquity because it was so GREAT. In David’s own mind, he felt as though he was, “A Big Sinner.”
How many times have you thought you were “A Big Sinner?” I know I have. It’s never in relationship to what I’ve done in the way of sinning, it’s always in relationship to how pure and wonderful and holy Jesus really is. Anytime you see yourself in the light of who Jesus is, and the pristine character He operates in, there’s really nothing else to say or think other than I’m “A Big Sinner.” However humble that may sound, that’s not really where Jesus wants us to operate in our thinking. Instead, He wants us to operate in the same way the great Apostle wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave his life for me” (Gal. 2:20). So, while it is true that I am “A Big Sinner,” it’s also true that Jesus is “A Bigger Savior!”
This AM I’m taken with the vast beauty and depth of integrity that You are. Even though I have sinned, Your power to forgive is greater still! Amen