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Forget Not His Benefits
Psa 103:2-6 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.The Lord has purchased for His People the right and privilege to receive His benefits. We are instructed specifically to not “forget” His benefits. We are reminded to take our needs to Him, that He is compassionate and merciful, and willing to bring wholeness to our lives.
A special word to those who are oppressed: The Lord names you and works righteous acts and justice for you, meaning, bring your oppression to Him and He will work on your behalf. The Lord is faithful; He will never leave you nor forsake you. There is no problem too big for Him and He will meet your every need. He is God and HE rules over all!
He Forgives All My Iniquities
Notice the word “all”when describing the benefits the Lord gives. All means any, all, every one, the whole. He forgives all my iniquities. Not just part of them, but all of them, and with forgiveness comes the restoration of our relationship with Him. The word iniquity refers to moral evil or perversity and He forgives all our evil and wicked behavior, every last bit.
You may think your sins are exceptionally evil and the Lord cannot simply forgive these kinds of sins. The Scripture tells us that even though our sins are scarlet they shall be white as snow. Forgiveness is profound. All who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ are released from all their guilt because our guilt is borne by Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. Forgiveness is profound in that God Himself removes our guilt.
He Forgives All My Sins
Forgiveness of all iniquity and forgiveness for every sin is a purchased benefit of the Gospel. These benefits come to us by faith alone, they are given to us when we trust Christ Jesus to be our Lord and our Savior. Forgiveness is real and it is powerful for those who humbly believe on the Lord Jesus, and He, through the work of the cross, forgives them of all their sins.
He does not owe us forgiveness, but He has chosen to forgive us and to redeem us from the power and guilt of our sins through His atoning blood. We are to remember that real forgiveness is a gift, a benefit given to us by God, through the work of Christ.
Only God Can Forgive Sins
We are also to remember it is the Lord Himself who forgives. No Church, no doctrine, no sacrament, no human, no ritual, and no medication is able to release one from their guilt. No Church is good enough, no doctrine is right enough, and no sacrament is powerful enough to save us from our sins. The actual work of Salvation is reserved for the Lord Jesus Christ alone; Scripture tells us that God, through the death of Jesus Christ, forgives our sins.
If you are in need of forgiveness then there is only One that can meet your need. Right now, right where you are, confess your sins to the Lord Jesus and ask for forgiveness and the removal of all guilt from your life. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Thank you Lord Jesus!