The Psalmist David pleads the goodness and mercy of God for forgiveness of sin.
Psalm 25:7 Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to Your love remember me, for You, Lord, are good. (NIV)
Forgiveness of sin has been something God has been willing to do since before creation. (Ephesians 1) Not only willing to forgive, but willing to give His only Son as an offering to pay the debt no one of us could pay! The Father does this because He is good. Do you believe that? Or do you imagine God always has a look of displeasure on His face?? Good news . . . God hates sin, but He loves You!
The Psalmist plead with the Heavenly Father to 1) Not remember the sins of his youth, committed in the foolishness of immaturity; and 2) To forgive “rebellious ways”, implying the premeditation that comes with adulthood. Imagine, past and present sins can be laid before the mercy of God! Matthew Henry put it this way, “It is God’s goodness, and not ours, His mercy, and not our merit that must be the plea for the pardon of sin, and all the good we need.”
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