Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Psalm 130:4 “But there is forgiveness with You [just what man needs], that You may be reverently feared and worshiped.”
THINK IT- Father, beloved child of God, knew man’s greatest need from His was for Him to give mankind forgiveness. Man cannot reverently worship Him unless he has total forgiveness for his sins. Forgiveness is the highest form of love. This form of love was displayed when the Lord King Jesus cried out, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do. We were all placed under forgiveness judicially. The gospel is forgiveness based. The shed blood of Jesus poured out forgiveness for all to receive. Jesus became the Way to the Father. The cross became the righteous foundation for forgiveness and mercy and lovingkindess to be given by Father God. It was the Love of God making payment to the Righteousness and Holiness and Justice of God which can never be violated, so Someome had to pay for sin. Only God Himself can pay that price and He offered Himself a Lamb and paid a high price for you and me to be owned by Him. The Righteous for the unrighteous, the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty that He might bring us to God. He died for sins ONCE FOR ALL(1Peter 3:18). Beloved child of God, glory before Father for this great forgiveness given to you as a gift. For in Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission(forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses) in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor, which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence) (Ephesians 1:7-8).
Beloved child of God, Father has lavished upon you, this forgiveness. Through His gracious favor you have been lavished with this forgiveness and redemption. Father never sent the Lord King Jesus into the world in order to judge(to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him (John 3:17). Father’s ultimate purpose in dealing with us, beloved child of God is always to have pity and compassion and tenderness and mercy(James 5:11). He is a God you can come to with anything in your life because you can trust Him because in Him there is no condemnation(Ro 8:1). He is a God Who is for you(Ro. 8:31). This forgiveness, we must realize, is something that must be fully received and believed with our whole heart so that He may be reverently worshipped(Ps 130:4).
Our lives are to be a worship unto Him. Because of our born again spirit we now have the Holy Spirit living in us to enable us to be that worship unto Father. We were created in true righteousness and holiness(Eph 4:24). It is a reverent worship unto Father when we forgive. Col 3:13 says-Be gentle and forbearing with one another and if one has a difference(a grievance or complaint) against another, READILY pardoning each other; even as the Lord HAS [FREELY] FORGIVEN YOU, SO MUST YOU ALSO [FORGIVE]. So beloved child of God, it’s important to realize you are forgiven by Father, which is your motivation to forgive others. This is doing reverence to the Lord. Beloved child of God, walk in the knowledge that you are forgiven. Gal 5:16 says-Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh(unforgiveness). Walk in forgiveness knowledge and you will be reverently worshipping the Lord in this area of your life. You can come to Him to help you. He is your intimate Friend. He calls you friend(John 15:15). He is a Friend Who sticks closer than a brother(Pro. 18:24). Let the Holy Spirit make the knowledge of the Lord King Jesus’ forgiveness a deep reality to you in your heart to walk as He walked(1John 2:6). Come to Jesus and pour out your heart to Him in all areas and let His Holy Spirit transform you, as you behold Jesus in the Word (Ps. 62:8/2 Cor 3:18). Be blessed!
PRAYER-Father, thank You for Your forgiveness. I receive it. I honor You by accepting Your forgiveness. You are so good Father. Thank You for Your mercy and lovingkindness toward me in the Person of Your Son Jesus. Let me walk in the spirit that I may be more like Jesus as I learn more of Him that I may be transformed by Holy Spirit. Help me to honor You in this area of forgiveness. You made me a new creation in my spirit, help me to bring this to my outer life. I bring all unforgiveness to You so that there will be victory through Christ. Help me to have above all things, intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins, forgives and disregards the offenses of
others (1Peter4:8). Help me to invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse me, and to implore Your blessing(favor) upon those who abuse me [revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse me](Luke 6:28). Honor and blessing to You Father, thank You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.