Monday, 17 April 2017

Wipe the slate clean

"With a fistful of enemies in one hand
    and a fistful of haters in the other,
You radiate with such brilliance
    that they cringe as before a furnace.
Now the furnace swallows them whole,
    the fire eats them alive!
You purge the earth of their progeny,
    you wipe the slate clean.
All their evil schemes, the plots they cook up,
    have fizzled—every one.
You sent them packing;
they couldn’t face you." - Psalm 21 (The Message)

When we read this Psalm, in light of the Resurrection, we can draw so many wonderful insights. The fact that Jesus defeats his enemies and haters is brilliant. The failure of the schemes and plots of the religious leaders is classic. However, the part I like the best is the promise that God "wipes the slate clean."

Jesus' resurrection reminds us that our sins have been paid for and that God wipes the slate clean.

Living in Grace

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