OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
Let the prayer be made according to the promise, and then the promise may be read as a return to the prayer, and we are to believe the prayer is heard because the promise will be performed. But, in the midst of the promises, we find one petition which seems to come in somewhat abruptly and should have followed upon Psalms 25:7. It is that (Psalms 25:11), Pardon my iniquity.
But prayers for the pardon of sin are never impertinent; we mingle sin with all our actions, and therefore should mix such prayers with all our devotions. He enforces this petition with a double plea.
The former is very natural: “For thy name’s sake pardon my iniquity, because thou hast proclaimed thy name gracious and merciful, pardoning iniquity, for thy glory-sake, for thy promise-sake, for thy own sake,” Isaiah 43:25.
But the latter is very surprising: “Pardon my iniquity, for it is great, and the greater it is, the more will divine mercy be magnified in the forgiveness of it” It is the glory of a great God to forgive great sins, to forgive iniquity, transgression, and sin, Exodus 34:7 “It is great, and therefore I am undone, for ever undone if infinite mercy does not interpose for the pardon of it.
It is great I see it to be so” The more we see of the heinousness of our sins, the better qualified we are to find mercy with God. When we confess sin, we must aggravate it.
Remember, these articles are from a humble servant doing God’s work as a Watchman. Blessings to all. May your walks be steady blessed and lead to Yeshua waiting at the door when the time is right.
Watchman. Blessings to all. May your walks be steady blessed and lead to Yeshua waiting at the door when the time is right.
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will sup with him and he with me.”