I spoke this evening from Psalm 103:3 on the subject – Forgiveness, forgiven. Attempting to show that this is an act of God’s mercy whereby He graciously acts to remove the guilt of sin from His people forever.
Thus far did I come laden with my sin, Nor could aught ease the grief that I was in, Till I came hither. What a place is this! Must here be the beginning of my bliss? Must here the burden fall off from my back? Must here the strings that bound it to me crack? Blest Cross! blest Sepulchre! blest, rather, be The Man that there was put to shame for me! John Bunyan in Pilgrim’s ProgressP