There is always a punishment for our mistakes. And since we are human, we will always be making mistakes. So in the end, we will spend our lives being punished over and over and over again. Or will we?
Psalm 32 says, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity . . .” Now, seeing that there is a man whose sin is covered and whose transgression is forgiven, there must be a way to become said person.
David says, “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.” David was speaking of himself! When David laid all his sin on the table and hid nothing from God, and repented and asked for forgiveness, God forgave him, and covered his sin.
Another time in scripture, David was guilty of adultery and murder. Under the law, he was worthy of death. After David repented, God told Him through the prophet Nathan, “The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.” God made provision to cover the punishment of David’s sin.
God is gracious. He does not always punish us like we should be punished. Many times his forgiveness comes with overwhelming grace and we do not need to suffer the full punishment for our sin.
I challenge you, whatever you are guilty of, come boldly unto the throne of grace, so you can obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. God may chose to cover your sin, as he covered David’s, and even if he chooses not to, you can praise Him for his forgiveness and justice.
As David said, “Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.”
Let’s praise God He forgives us, and always gives us another chance!