Forgiving Mercy
Psalm 103:3
Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;

I. FORGIVENESS IS THE CROWN OF GOD'S BENEFITS (vers. 2, 3). Think of all God's common daily mercies, and all God's special care and blessing, and then show why, in view of this life and the next, His forgiving seems to be the best blessing of all.

II. FORGIVENESS IS THE FIRST OF MANY NEW BENEFITS (vers. 4, 5). When God forgives, He follows on to give temporal blessings. His providences wait on His mercies. Illustrate in Job, and in David.

III. FORGIVENESS TAKES EVEN THE REMEMBRANCE OF SIN AWAY. See figures in (vers. 11, 12, 13). They help us to realize how complete God's forgiveness is. He remembers our sins no more against us for ever. Show how true this is of the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Then we may well be happy in our forgiving, merciful God, and sing psalms of praise to Him. Only let us always remember that God's forgiving us is made to depend on our forgiving others.

(Robert Tuck, B.A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

WEB: who forgives all your sins; who heals all your diseases;

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