Who is a God like you,
who pardons sin and forgives the transgression
of the remnant of his inheritance?
You do not stay angry forever
but delight to show mercy.
19 You will again have compassion on us;
you will tread our sins underfoot
and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
20 You will be faithful to Jacob,
and show love to Abraham,
as you pledged on oath to our ancestors
in days long ago.
Reflection. Sometimes folk suggest the God of the Old Testament is always angry and capricious. What rot! Just read again the passage and notice some words about God: pardons, forgives, delights to show mercy, has compassion on us, throws our sins into the depths of the sea, faithful, shows love...our God is amazingly good.
Prayer. May I always honour all you are and have done for me in Jesus. In His name. Amen.