READ: Psalm 103
THINK: When a BP oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico sprung a leak in 2010 it ended up causing the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Cleaning up the oil spill has taken years and the costs have now exceeded $40 billion. $40 billion is an unreal amount of money. But BPs gulf cleanup is far from the most expensive cleanup in history.
As toxic as oil can be to all kinds of marine life, the truth is that sin is the deepest and deadliest poison in the world today. It infects our bodies, our souls, and our world. And its effects are overwhelmingly destructive. Which makes God’s cleanup efforts all the more impressive.
At the cross, by blood shed from pierced hands, God himself atoned for the sins of the world. And the forgiveness that is offered to all of us because of that is priceless. It wasn’t purchased with temporary or earthly things – like silver and gold – but with the precious blood of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19).
And because that precious blood earned our forgiveness we can be confident that our sins are washed cleaner than the Gulf of Mexico will ever be. Our sins have been removed from us farther than the East is from the West!
PRAY: Worship God today for all that he’s done for you as you sing/listen to this.