As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.Psalm 103:12(NASB)
What a glorious hymn of praise David penned, for though originally written to rejoice in the everlasting faithfulness of the Lord towards His people, Israel, this beautiful verse is as relevant today for the Church. And it will remain relevant in the eternal ages to come, for every man and woman who has ever trusted in the Lord Jesus, the Saviour of the World.
The universe, we are told, is expanding, and the Bible indicates that the earth is in the centre of God's universe. But by the grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus, every single sin, past, present, and future, has already been removed as far as the east is from the west. This is how far our gracious God removes our transgressions from us, and they will be remembered again no more. Hallelujah!
It is by the grace and mercy of God, that the burden of sin that we all carry and which condemns us to eternal death and hell has been lifted, and the barrier of sin which excludes us forever from the presence of our God, has been removed. Christ paid the price for our sins and broke the power of sin in our lives, and God in His grace and mercy has taken every one of those foul thoughts, words, and deeds, and flung them forever into the outer limits of extremity.
If God has done this marvellous deed and separated us forever from our sin, should we not accept as fact that there is now NO condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus and not keep trying to win His favour? Should we not in humility of heart and poverty of spirit accept God's gracious free gift of salvation?
"For as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."
Loving Father, how I praise Your wonderful name, for You have forgiven all my sins and redeemed my life from the pit. You have demonstrated Your grace and compassion by removing my sins so far away forever. You have not dealt with me how I deserve but, for the sake of Christ Jesus, You have raised me up into heavenly places in Him. In His name I pray, AMEN.