As I read several of the Psalms David wrote, it is unbelievable how in tune he was with the Holy Spirit. David writes about several topics that nobody else really understood at the time.
David wrote about salvation which would come from God. David didn’t know how God was going to do it, but he was totally confident that God was going to make a way to save his children from eternal separation from God. God was going to make a way for his children so he could take them home to live with him forever.
I also love the line in Psalm 103, “He has removed our sins as far from the us as the east is from the west.”
David lived in the time before anyone discovered that the earth was round. He wrote those words probably looking from the east to the west, thinking that was a long way. He didn’t realize the truth that you never go west if you keep going east. East and west never meet.
David didn’t know that but the Holy Spirit knew that those words would make even more sense to us today. He is telling us that our sins are forgiven. They are gone – nonexistent. And, if anybody tells you differently, that is not the truth.
When we accept the salvation God offers us through Jesus, all of our sins – past, present and future – are gone for all time. There is nothing else to be done – Jesus did it all. That’s what grace is all about.
Thank you, Father, for your Living Word which, through the Holy Spirit, made sense to David and also makes sense to us today.