DIG for Monday the 4th of May…..forgiveness: pre cross promises…..Isaiah 43 v 25

The forgiveness of God is a recurring theme throughout the Word of God.

We see the promise of this in the old covenant and confirmation in the new; and we see the delivery of forgiveness at the cross.

God promised that there was a day coming when forgiveness would flow and the sins of mankind would be paid for and forgotten.

This was an awesome promise and something that the old covenant “giants” longed for; David wrote about this, as did Isaiah.

David wrote that there would be a day when God would forgive all iniquity (Psalm 103 v 3) and when the sin of men would be removed from them (Psalm 103 v 12).

Isaiah wrote of a day coming when all the sin of men would be blotted out and that God would remember them no more (Isaiah 43 v 25).

He also wrote that God would choose not to see the sin of man by choosing to place it behinds His back (Isaiah 38 v 17).

This was a promise that God was making, that there would come a day when sin would be paid for and sin would not be the blockage between man and God that it had become.

A day was promised where man and God would be reconciled and forgiveness would flow.

We will of course see in the next few DIGs that God kept this promise.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that your Word promised a day where we would be reconciled and where I would receive unconditional forgiveness”.

Isaiah 43 v 25…..I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins


DIG for Sunday the 3rd of May…..you are not worthless, you are a VIP…..Ephesians 1 v 5

Sometimes when I hear or read something I think, ”I’m going to have that for a DIG”.

This happened yesterday and I shamelessly steal what I heard a lovely sister preach.

Many of us feel a sense of worthlessness, thinking that we are or will amount to nothing.

This could have come from what other people have said about us in the past.

However we ought to forget about that and think about ourselves as God thinks about us.

He thinks that we are VIPs.

We have Value, we have Identity and we have Purpose.

God loves us and values us as individuals, having created us as individuals (Psalm 139 v 14).

God has provided us with an identity, we have been adopted into His family and we are His children (Ephesians 1 v 5).

God has created us with a specific purpose and plan in mind (Jeremiah 1 v 5 and Isaiah 49 v 5).

This morning you must believe this about yourself, that you have value, identity and purpose and all of this is from God.

You are a VIP; that is what God can see when He looks at you.

You are a person of value, identity and purpose.

God will always treat you in a special way, having only the best things for you (3 John 2); in a sense He is always rolling out the red carpet for you.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you love me, value me, and have given me identity and purpose through the finished work of Jesus Christ”.

Ephesians 1 v 5…..Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will