what the forgiver expects

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what the forgiver expects

Psalm 51:14-17 (JDV)

Psalm 51:14 Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God – God of my salvation – and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
Psalm 51:15 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
Psalm 51:16 You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; you are not pleased with an ascending offering.
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken breath. You will not despise a broken and humbled heart, God.

what the forgiver expects

The God who instructed us to forgive seventy times seven times is ready to forgive us again— even if it is the seven hundred and seventieth time. But what does he expect in return for his faithful compassion?

He expects an attitude of humility. Broken breath and humble heart are two figures of speech that describes a lowly dependence on God.

He also expects open lips. He wants the world to know about his kindness and compassion toward repentant sinners. He wants our tongues to sing of his righteousness and our mouths to declare his praise.

Lord, thank you for your forgiveness. We praise you for your compassion and faithfulness.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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