Psalm 130:3-4 Destroyed Files

If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. Psalm 130:3-4

All over the world, hundreds of thousands of records are kept on file to remember many things. Some of these files are pictures to remember people and good things that have occurred in the past. Many are files of things done, such as paying taxes, to be able to later prove what was done.

Lawyers are constantly going through files looking for information. Some are searching for proof against a person, while others are searching for proof for the person’s benefit. These records can help or hurt a person.

One set of files that many people keep on record is those of sins that they have done. The devil, like the attorney, is searching through those files trying to prove they have done something wrong. He likes to remind the person of past faults. When looked at, that person does not have a chance to stand before God and serve Him. He is full of sin.

When Jesus died on the cross, He took every one of those files and nailed them to the cross. They were cast out as far as the east is from the west, so that they were no longer remembered.

At the point that you have believed that Jesus had done this for you, your files were destroyed. Jesus has chosen to forgive you of all of your sins. Those files no longer exist. Regardless of what the devil or this world may say, you are now clean before God.

When that file of sins in your life was full, you were not allowed to go before God. God cannot be in the presence of sin.  However, because of what Jesus has done for you, you now have the ability to go before God and serve Him.

Each day look to the forgiveness Jesus has given you. Rejoice in what He has done for you. Then seek ways to serve God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength. God is for you, not against you.

I pray today that you will know the forgiveness Jesus provides; that you will know that Jesus has removed all sin in your life; that you will use your life to serve God; and that you will honor God with your life.

2 Kings 18:5-6 A Record For Trusting God

Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast to the LORD and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the LORD had given Moses. 2 Kings 18:5-6

Some of the kings of Judah had trusted God some. Many had eventually walked away from God. Hezekiah had a record of trusting and following God his entire life. He did not stop trusting God or start worshipping idols in addition to following God. He was listed as being the most different among all the kings of Judah.

There are many things that people trust in, however, most will change what they trust in over time. Some will trust in certain companies stocks for their retirement for a while, then change to another company. Others will trust one politician for a time, then change to another. The trust of people changes all the time.

This occurs in the church also. Many people change their trust in a local church to another one on a regular basis, never satisfied.

Sadly, many believers also move their trust around. They state that they fully trust in God, but when a hard time hits, they look to others for help, rather than to God. When God tells a person to do something specific for Him, many often question it and refuse to do it out of fear, rather than trust.

God’s ways are above any man’s ways, so His ways do not always make sense or even look right, but they are the best ways. God is always looking out for your best in this world and in the world to come.

You can only see in the moment. God can see into your future and knows what is up ahead. Are you trusting God?

If everyone around you was asked about you, what would they say?

Would they say that you are a person who always trusts God?

What is your record when it comes to trust God?

I pray today that you will know God more; that you will learn to fully trust God; that you will trust in God alone; that others will know you trust God; and that you will follow God with all of your abilities.