As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:12, Holy Bible, New King James Version)

Transgression is synonymous with disobedience, misbehavior, wrongdoings, offenses, and indiscretions. Most of us try to forget unpleasant events that hint at transgressions. The Psalmist could have measured the distance to the sun or the moon, but seeing them would remind us of our sins. Instead, he speaks symbolically with the greatest distance he can imagine, from east to west, so far that our past sins are invisible.

Apostle Paul makes an even stronger statement of how God, the great forgiver, sees our past.

“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:12, NKJV)

Now that’s complete forgiveness.

Prayer: Lord, when I remember my transgressions before Your forgiveness, I rejoice that You do not. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

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