Psalm 130 (Listen)
130:1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
2 O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
3 If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
6 my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
8 And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.
But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared (Psalm 130:4).
I praise and thank the Lord because He is forgiving. Our sin is our death sentence except for the fact that our great God forgives any person who turns from sin and seeks His forgiveness. When we contemplate the depth of His power, might, righteousness, and justice, we begin to have a healthy respect for the One who personally purchased forgiveness for us on the cross. Here is a “big question” to consider: How can it be that the God we sin against sacrificed His own Son to pay the price of our guilt? “Amazing love! How can it be, that thou, my God, should die for me?”