How to be Forgiven

February 6, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

“Against you, and you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight…”

Psalm 51:4

Every person needs the grace and the forgiveness of God. And we’re so grateful for His grace and for the promise of His forgiveness to all who will put their faith and trust in Him, and turn from their sins and respond to His love.

David was a great man and a godly man. He won great victories in his life and for the people of Israel, a giant killer and a powerful leader, a man among men. Of course, he was a believer in the one true God, the Lord God. A believer.

But David, being a great man he was also, no doubt, a great sinner. In fact, his sin with Bathsheba became the most famous sin in the Bible, notwithstanding perhaps the sin of Adam and Eve.

Think with me about the high cost of committing sin. It’s been said the most valuable thing in the world is a human soul. [Mark 8:36] “What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?” But the most expensive thing on earth is human sin.

If you feel conviction kicking in right now, thank God for it. If the guilt turns you to godly sorrow and grace that means that you’re God’s child, and that you are forgiven when you honestly, openly own it, admit it and acknowledge it, and say what God says about it.


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