Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord. (Psalm 25:7)
Although most people who know the Biblical character David remember his defeat over the giant Goliath, fewer know his shady sin-stained background. David like us needed his sins to be forgiven. In David’s request to God to “remember not the sins” of his youth, David was not asking for God to remove His memory of David’s past, but rather God would not relate to David according to his sins. Instead, God would treat David based upon God’s steadfast love (Sally Lloyd-Jones describes it as a “wonderful, never-
Maybe as you have been stuck at home, you’ve found yourself doing a lot more introspection of your life, even unearthing past sins. When you feel guilty and ashamed, turn to Jesus who showed his never-stopping love for you by taking the punishment for your sins on the cross and rose from the dead to give you new life. That’s good news!