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22 August 2019

Micah 7:18-19

“Who is a God like You, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

That’s a good question.

Stop and think about it for a moment – Who is like the God of the Universe, our Creator? When you are surrounded by all the people who go for alternatives – what do they come up with? In rejecting God, what better gods or relationships have they come up with? Who or what can be so superior to God that He should be ignored or abandoned?

I shall never forget when our son, Matthew, died as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Cathryn and I sat on our bed and wept and prayed to God. I remember saying to Cathryn then – “Aren’t we privileged? At a time like this we can turn to our loving Heavenly Father, The Comforter. Where do people go, who don’t know Him?”

When many followers of Jesus were deserting Him, He turned to the Twelve and asked them, “You do not want to leave too, do you?”… Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom [else] shall we go? You [alone] have the Words of Eternal Life. We believe and know that You are the Holy One of God” (John 6:67-69).

When you turn away from the Living God, where do you go? By definition it is frightening.

But look at what Micah added:

“Who pardons sin and forgives”. There is no one else who can or even claims to do that. Listen, no one else can pardon and forgive sin. Only God can. We all know deep down that is our main problem. The rest is just symptomatic. We need to be forgiven. No one else but God can do it.

“You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.” No one else does that. Most other gods are vindictive, authoritarian and merciless. Where will you go?

“You will again have compassion on us.” No matter how many times we fail or fall short – He will show compassion to us whenever we seek His forgiveness. No one else can or will offer to do that either.

Our God is a good God. He is a loving God. He is always seeking our best and our best interests. He is the Eternal Optimist. Because He alone knows our true and full potential and longs that we should reach it.

“You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

As the old hymn says –

‘He breaks the power of cancelled sin (and guilt) and sets the prisoner free.’

And they are removed as far away as possible. No one else has the power, will or Authority to do that. Now that is ‘Good News’.

Spend a moment to thank God for Who He is – Our Only Saviour – it’s a ‘Ring of Truth’!

Now go and tell someone who is still looking in the wrong place, or doesn’t know it and make his or her day, too.

 


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