Can you remember a time when you were caught in a rainstorm and the downpour soaked you so completely that the water saturated your clothing from head to toe?
According to my dictionary soaked means to be completely saturated or drenched with water or another liquid. Another definition refers to allowing something to soak (in) – to penetrate or become know to the mind or feelings.
When was the last time you allowed yourself to be soaked by a scripture?
I remember my Dad discussing Psalm 103:12 during a Wednesday night Bible study more than thirty years ago. He had been reading this verse over and over for days and giving the words of Scripture time to get in deep into his mind and spirit. While I didn’t get it when I was a teenager, I have a better understanding now.
I’ve included a few extra verses from Psalm 103.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.
How does God approach our sins, iniquities, and transgressions?
For those who fear Him there is no retaliation. Instead He shows compassion and removes our sins as far as the east is from the west.
How far is the east from the west?
Answers.com says, ” It’s a question that all have failed to answer. No one knows how far; it’s like asking how far dark is from light.”
Allow your mind to consider how far away God removes our sin.
To use a term from the 70’s – It blew my Dad’s mind.