“Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them. How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You, to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.”
(Psalm 65:3-4, NASB)
David, a man after God’s own heart, had known and experienced God’s grace, and here we find him praising God for His grace which brought forgiveness.
David acknowledged he had sinned, disobeyed God, going against God laws.
His iniquities prevailed against him. They were a burden too heavy for him to bear, they overwhelmed him at times.
We all get to make our own choices in life, but along with those choices come the consequences of choices poorly made.
David speaks of God’s grace, which not only removes our sins, but also takes away the consequences of those sins. Yet He goes even further as He invites us into His Presence to live in His courts, where He satisfies us with goodness.
Receiving and recognizing the goodness of God on and in our lives should fill our hearts with gratitude and our mouths with praise.
“Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God.” (Hebrews 9:14a, NLT)
“Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.” (Psalm 65:8, NLT)
“The Christian ought to be a living doxology.” (Martin Luther)
As our sins prevail against us,
His grace prevails for us,
filling our hearts and mouths with praise.