Meditation Thought: “O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.” (Psalm 130:7)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Combined: “The Lord is steadfast love and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
It is the Lord’s steadfast love that redeems us – if only we recognize and acknowledge that we need redemption! Then – Oh Joy! – He cleanses us from all unrighteousness: a definition of being in His image! In His image, we are blessed with His power and resources; His love and grace; His will worked in us and through us. His redemptive love changing every person it touches through us!