“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Ps 103:12).

 The dimensions and dynamics of God’s grace are immeasurable. When we think about the severity of our sins in light of His righteousness, we can then agree with Him that all sins are worthy of death. Only when we give consideration to the depth of the offense will we fully appreciate the grace God provided and extended towards us. He takes what we deserved and separates it from us. Then as we grow in our understanding of what He requires as a means of cleansing us from the stench of the ruin of sin, He can then separate us from it. Forgiveness of sin is the cleansing from all unrighteousness. It is as if the Lord took a large eraser and erased all that was before. Then we are instructed in how we are to live in order to remain cleansed from what we once participated in. Even in the process of learning, He has made provisions through the precious blood of Jesus to cleanse us of all unrighteousness if we confess our sins. He takes our transgressions, that is, our movements beyond His established boundaries, and gives us credit on the part of the One who paid the price for us. What a wonderful privilege! It is ours to take full advantage of the provision provided for us and live a life of gratitude for all the wonderful things done for us through Christ Jesus.