When we got saved, God cast all of our sins into the depths of the sea.
Micah 7:18-19 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
The Depths of the Sea
When we got saved, God cast all of our sins into the depths of the sea. From the first sin in the Garden of Eden until today, God has been in the business of pardoning inquiry and getting rid of sin. He foretold of Calvary 4000 years before it happened. God made a way to cover our transgressions and satisfy his need to pay for our sins. When a ship is out to sea, it is often necessary to throw various kinds of refuse and trash overboard. When this is done, it is bound up tightly and compressed so that it will sink to the bottom and not float. God compressed all of our sin together on Calvary. All of the sin for 4000 years before and 2000 years after Calvary was focused on Christ that fateful afternoon. The Lamb of God would take that sin and cast it into hell away from the face of God to be seen no more.
Who is Like Our God
Who is like our God that would pardon inquiry and pass over transgressions. Most men are usually trying to find a way to get even anytime someone does them wrong. In the flesh it is hard to forgive. But God is a compassionate God who is ready to pardon. He delights in mercy. He will subdue or put our inquiries behind Himself. Many a song has been written about God casting our sin in the depths of the sea. It is a great illustration. We should treat our sin and others sin the same way. Bringing up the past shows a lack of faith in what God has accomplished. The devil likes to do that. We should not. There is no one like our God who takes away sin and pardons iniquity. Thank God for the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ He shed on Calvary to pay for our sin. Did you die to your sin when the Lord Jesus pardoned you? Are you reckoning yourself dead in deed to sin? Your sin is buried at sea. Treat it like that and don’t bring it back up again.
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