Sunday, March 9

Grace Greater Than Our Sin

Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Grace is an act of mercy that is applied by God as David points out in the verse above. Notice David does not make a statement about cleaning himself up and making himself acceptable and presentable before God. No, he appeals to God’s mercy as he repents of his sin with Bathsheba. The way God purges and washes the sin away is answered in the great hymn below when it states, “Dark is the stain that we cannot hide. What can avail to wash it away? Look! There is flowing a crimson tide, Brighter than snow you may be today.” How one gains access to the most important washing that a person can have is answered in the last verse which states, “Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace, Freely bestowed on all who believe! You that are longing to see His face, Will you this moment His grace receive?"

Brethren, praise and thank God if you have had this bath and are brighter than snow in the eyes of God. What a blessing and a comfort it is to know that our sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ. Though we will have worldly problems of many kinds during our brief life, we are assured of spiritual refuge in his marvelous grace. Christians have a future that is brighter than the snow on the mountain peak in the photo above.



Marvelous grace of our loving Lord
Words by: Julia H. Johnston

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.

Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.

Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
Brighter than snow you may be today.

Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive?

2 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Truly "Grace, grace, God's grace" says it all. Praise God it does!!!
Susan

jazzycat said...

Indeed it does...