Our scripture this morning is Micah 7:18-19.
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love. He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, You will cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea.
The prophet Micah asks “who is a God like You?” and the answer of course, is no one. While other groups had many “gods”, the children of Israel were unique at that time for their worship of the one true God. Our God cares about us so much He is willing to forgive our sin, something non-believers have trouble understanding.
Our hope is based on God’s everlasting love for us and His unchanging character. God doesn’t act on human whims, wavering with the situation. His word created all that is and we worship Him alone, not anything that was created.
Not only does He forgive us, He will “cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” Isaiah 43:25 says “I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake and I will not remember your sins.” God wants us all back as part of His family to accomplish the kingdom work to which we are called.
Gracious God, we are ashamed of our willful disobedience and we beg Your forgiveness. Wash us clean through the sacrifice of Your son Jesus Christ and send us to share the blessing of salvation with everyone. Amen.