Way to often I am cavalier about my sin. Oh I admit I sin, I ask forgiveness, even feel bad about. But do I really fully grasp how offensive sin is to God and how depraved humanity is and how much sin is in the world,?
I came across this in Jeremiah 19:5
“They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal—something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind.”
Here God is lamenting how far Israel, his chosen people, have drifted into sin. They have built idols to Baal and are burning their children in fires as offerings! To this God says: “this never entered my mind”.
Let that sink in – this depth of sin never entered the mind of God. Professed God followers have built temples to other gods everywhere and have come up with a sin that was beyond the mind of God. Beyond the creator of the universe and all that there is! This sin never even entered his mind!
God’s love for his people, his grace, and mercy and the capacity to forgive are really beyond our comprehension. We think we are pretty good people but in reality we are so far from God. And we think we know God’s love for us but I feel that too exceeds our ability to fully grasp.
God thank you for your boundless and limitless ability to forgive and return us back to you.
Thank you for the truth of Psalm 103:12
“as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us”.
Thank you God.