"Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
and passing over transgression
for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever,
because he delights in steadfast love.
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.
You will show faithfulness to Jacob
and steadfast love to Abraham,
as you have sworn to our fathers
from the days of old."
Is there any other God like ours? All the false gods do things differently. They all tally good works against bad; and the result is never comforting to us. Every other god lays before us our sins and never picks them up. Every other god’s anger rages and burns forever, never quenched, never satisfied. But our God isn’t like all the others. He pardons iniquity. He has compassion. He tramples all sin underfoot. He takes all sin off of us and throws them into the depths of the sea where they will never see the light of day again. Go ahead, try and find another god like ours. Scour the world and plumb the deepest places of your imagination. Never will you find a god of forgiveness apart from the One Who dies for the sinner and is crucified for those who don’t deserve it.
Dear Father, delight in Your steadfast love. Amen.
Devotion by Pastor Eli Lietzau
Produced by Around the Word Devotion