“As Far as the East Is from the West”
Read Psalm 103
The experience of forgiveness provokes the activity of praise. In forgiveness our sins are personally confronted, not impersonally condemned. We experience God’s severity, but even more his grace.
PRAYER: Merciful Father, I used to try to hide my true self from you, assuming that if you knew all about me you would necessarily condemn me. Now I know that your knowledge is gracious and that deception is futile. Come to me with just the right mixture of severity and kindness. Judge me and save me, both at the same time, in Jesus Christ. Amen.
By Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 116