Today’s devotion for today is based on Psalm 103:8-10, “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.”
God does not seek revenge. His goal is not to get even with us for breaking his commandments. He doesn’t treat us as we deserve. Instead of getting even and making us pay for our sins, God punished Jesus, his Son, for our sins. The cross assures us that he loves us! Through the cross, God proclaims, “You don’t have to be afraid! I’ve forgiven you!”
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, I join the psalmist in praising you for not treating me as I deserve. In your love and compassion, you have forgiven my sins. Thank you for taking my sins to the cross! Thank you, Jesus, for dying for them! In your name, dear Lord, I pray. Amen.