Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Forgotten Sins

Psalm 40:5

There are many sins that we have forgotten, for which we were never humbled in particular. And yet if we truly repent of those we do know, and call to mind, our forgotten sins shall be forgiven. For God will pardon us like Himself; He will forgive us like a God, not according to our knowledge, but according to His own. And as He is greater than our hearts, to know much more against us, than we can remember against ourselves, yet He is greater than our hearts, to forgive even those faults which our hearts and consciences do not recollect.

He knows the value of Christ's blood and merits, to forgive all our sins. And by unfeigned faith, we are interested in the virtue of it. God has more thoughts of mercy in Him than we have had of rebellion against Him. His thoughts have been from everlasting, and reach to everlasting; whereas, it is but as of yesterday that the oldest sinner began to rebel against God.
—John Shower

Readings taken from Day by Day with the English Puritans


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