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The Depth and Fullness of God's Grace


THE DEPTH AND FULLNES OF GOD'S GRACE

By Pastor Mike Heil


“For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” -Psalm 51:16-17


In Psalms 51, we find David’s heart of repentance after his sin with Bathsheba. His sin was not an ordinary sin in Israel. He not only committed adultery with Bathsheba, but while attempting to cover his sin, he sanctioned the murder of her husband as King of Israel.


Adultery and murder are two sins the law of God said were capital offenses. According to the law, there was no way out for David. Still David was a man after God's own heart. In spite of the desperation of his situation, he knew God. He knew his God was bigger than any sin. He knew the sacrifices of the old covenant pointed to the tender heart of his God. So he saw beyond a law which demanded death and appealed to the heart of God which is grace. He acknowledged his sin, and he acknowledged his brokenness and threw himself upon his God's love and mercy! And he was forgiven. You and I are not under the Old Covenant because the fullness of what David saw in shadows of the Old Covenant has manifested in full view in Jesus Christ. The depth of sin has been overcome by the love of God. When we like David approach God humbly, meekly, and repent of our sins, God always forgives us; God forgives us because the wrath for my sins and your sins was exhausted upon His only begotten Son.


Are you today hurting because you failed God or sinned in some way you feel is beyond restoration? Brother, Sister, turn your face towards God and acknowledge your sin, God will forgive because of the blood of Christ.




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