Read Psalm 86. Today’s verse says: “Lord, you are so good to me, so kind in every way and ready to forgive” (v. 5a TPT). Today, we will focus on how God is “ready to forgive,” and look closely at the forgiveness of God.
God is good and kind and He is ready to forgive. There’s no need to get yourself cleaned up and then come to God. Instead, the Bible tells us that while we were sinners, He sent Jesus (Romans 5:8). The Bible declares: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 ESV). No need to get cleaned up first. Confess your sins. He is faithful and just to forgive. Then, as this verse from 1 John notes, He cleanses us with a continual daily cleansing.
Ephesians 1:7 says, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace” (NASB). GRACE. That’s a free gift (Ephesians 2:8). Again, God has done the work through Christ Jesus. You need only humbly confess and seek out the forgiveness He desires to freely give you. Understand that God wants to be gracious and loving and extend forgiveness. He desires reconciliation. From the very beginning, when Adam and Eve sinned, we see God’s grace on display. He clothed the couple (Genesis 3:21). Again, God is ready to forgive.
Today, thank Him for His forgiveness. Spend some time reading His truth — remember, we are sanctified by His truth (John 17:17). Confess any sins for which you may not have yet sought His forgiveness. Enjoy the freedom you have being in right relationship with Him. There is nothing more important and more satisfying than the relationship you have with our Father. Amen.