It is God who blots out sins. However, in the Old Testament, he hadn’t accomplished that yet. As a result, David could pray to God to look away from his sins and blot it away. However, in the New Testament, it has been accomplished. We have our sins blotted away, never to be remembered.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
In Christ we have redemption through his blood, which is the forgiveness of sins. The word “Forgiveness” here is translated from the Greek word “Aphesis”. “Aphesis” means a complete removal or blotting away of sins as though it never existed. So in Christ, we have our sins blotted away as though it never existed.
Not only do we have our sins blotted away, God doesn’t count our sins against us. Amazingly, the same David who desired for God to hide his face from his sins spoke prophetically about you. He spoke about you who have received righteousness apart from works. Look at it;
Romans 4:6-8 (NLT)
David also spoke of this when he described the happiness of those who are declared righteous without working for it: “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, WHOSE SINS ARE PUT OUT OF SIGHT. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.”
Did you see that? David spoke about the child of God who has been declared righteous by faith. He said his sins are put out of sight. God doesn’t behold his sins to punish him. God doesn’t remember his sins.
David saw this about you and declared it joyfully. He longed to have this reality. Yet we who have it, have left it and are chasing for what we already have. We think David’s prayer for what wasn’t a reality in the Old Testament is the best for us…
To be continued…
BY: SANDY AMPONSAH