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psalm 103… an Easter perspective… part eight…

Here we go… another piece of Psalm 103… seen in light of His work on the cross…

He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
Psalm 103:9-10
We stand at a miraculous time in history… the year of the Lord’s favor…
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Luke 4:18-19
(emphasis added)
These words of Isaiah… Jesus read in a synagogue on a Sabbath day in Nazareth… after reading He sat down… and said… Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing…

Jesus made it clear… He is the One Isaiah prophesied about… hundreds of years earlier…
The fulfillment of these scriptures… proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor… the amazing time in which we now live…
Jesus preached His good news to those poor in spirit…
He proclaimed freedom for those imprisoned by sin…
He opened the eyes of those spiritually blind…
He released those oppressed by the enemy…
He not only proclaimed the year of the Lord’s favor…
He brought it to pass… via the cross… the tomb… the resurrection…
As Believers… we live in bodies of flesh… continually stumble over temptation… yet know… rely on… the grace… the favor… of the resurrected Jesus…
A place… and time… where we sin…
yet go forth unaccused…

Sin and grace…
daily intertwined…
in those who know Him…

The wrath… anger… of God… which we deserve…
has been poured out on the Son…
Jesus took the brunt of what we deserve…
By His grace… punishment forgoes us…
Our iniquities… need no repayment…
He footed the bill… paid the ransom…
By His wounds… we… are… healed…
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,
that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.
By his wounds you have been healed.
1 Peter 2:24 ESV
No… He does not treat us as our sins deserve…
He pours out Himself… in grace… and… love…
Lord Jesus… let this truth sink in deep…
may it transform my heart and soul…
to pour out my life… for You…

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