Forgiven People Forgive People
My eyes leaked when I read Psalm 130 this morning😢... this passage is a song pilgrims would sing as they ascended to Jerusalem.
The city and Temple were located on a hill, so when the people came to make sacrifices, they would climb steps.
I pictured myself climbing up to the throne of my King, Savior and Redeemer proclaiming the rest of the passage:
“I am counting on the Lord,
I have put my hope in His Word...for with the Lord there is unfailing love.
His redemption overflows...”
That word right there 👆🏽
It literally means, “to ransom”.
That’s what pierced my heart...I know oh so well the depths of sin from my past. 😳
I was destined for hell, rightly so, and yet Jesus loved me (and you) SO much that He willingly lived a sinless life SO THAT He ransom my sin-ravaged life from endless death with the payment of HIS death!
He gave us opportunity for eternal life through His willing death!
I know the SO VERY MUCH that I’ve been forgiven, so when presented the opportunity for offense, I would be a fool to do anything but extend the same forgiveness that I’ve received!
It’s like my “sacrifice” honoring the one who sacrificed His life 🤗
Forgiven people forgive people.
Ok, leaky eyes again...so grateful for Jesus, my Lord, my Savior and my Redeemer who paid my ransom!💕