GOD is the most lenient Deity. In Psalms 103, GOD tell us that HE do not retribute us for our sins. HE do not treat us according to our iniquities. What a merciful LORD!
103:3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
103:10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, also teaches us to forgive our brothers and sisters as many times as necessary.
18:21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?18:22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
I find that GOD really do what HE teach.
Before my salvation, I was a big sinner. I sin nearly every day, every hour, may be even every minute. I could sin a dozen times every day. However, the LORD does not kill me nor send me to hell. HE give me chance and chance, spare after spare... What a merciful LORD!
Even after my salvation, I am still a sinner. I admit humbly that I am not as such a big sinner as the old days. But, I am still a sinner. I may sin once a while. But, the LORD still spare me and forgive me. The LORD still give me chance after chance. The LORD will also use a lot of ways to help me to correct all these bad demeanors.
I am a proud man. Up to this moment, through the grace and power of the LORD, I have some improvements. But, from time to time, I will still be conceited.
In one episode, I was full of prideagain. The Holy Spirit started to remind me. I self-justified my bad behavior by the reason for helping others.Then, next morning, when I worshipped the LORD,HE used fleas and gnats to bite me. Then, HE used the bad proud behavior of another guy to show me how wrong this was.
When I really realized my sin and remorsed until tears trickled down my cheek, the LORD pacified and comforted mewith hymns with theme on Psalms 103. Here is the hymn in youtube, this is a cantonese hymn.
The lyrics of the hymn:
English translation (with editingby google translate)
My heart to praise God, His Grace Wu forget everything;
He can heal the sick with great difficulties, but also willing to pardon sinners.
I said my heart would like to thank God, often telling him plenty of Grace;
He redeemed my life, from the shadow of death, reward people love and mercy!
East to west, Heaven and Earth, which is much more distant shock;
However, the vast under perfect divine mercy, also so wide and long and profound!
I know I was only dust, why deserve His salvation?
Loyal awe Father, to comply with the guidelines, I proclaim undying love forever.
I believe in my course of life. I have at least trespassed the LORD 50000 times (3 x 365 x 50). But, HE still forgive me.
What a merciful LORD!
I am just dust and soil that the HIGHEST and MOST HOLY GOD do not even need to lookat me a second, and just send me to hell. Why do the HIGHEST and MOST HOLY GOD will help me and forgive me?
What a kind and good LORD!
I must try my best to please my LORD and follow HIS precepts.
Pray for all people come to the LORD who is merciful and kind to get blessings and love.
In Christ love,
Thank you for sharing and reminding how good God is; His forgiveness goes beyond measure as we come and confess in true repentance.. Even more, as you illustrate, His Spirit will continue to loving point out areas of sin God wants dealt with and given over to the cleansing blood of Christ.