Coach's Clipboard
Issue #496
February 26, 2018
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Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound!
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;  Psalm 103:9 (NIV)

...he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.  Psalm 103:10 (NIV) 



Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound!
Verse 9: He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
We learned in verse 8 the 4 things that characterized the Lord: (1) "compassionate"; (2) "gracious"; (3) "slow to anger"; and (4) "abounding in love."

Now in verses 9 and 10 we see 4 things "He will not always " do.  "He will not always": (1) "accuse"; (2) "harbor his anger forever"; (3) "treat us as our sins deserve"; and (4) "repay us according to our iniquities."

We see 2 things here in verse 9 and then the final 2 in verse 10.

Here in verse 9: (1) "He will not always accuse" and (2) "nor will he harbor his anger forever."  Because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ upon Calvary's cross, the Father now treats us as sons and daughters.

Hebrews 12:6,7: "For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives.  It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?" (NASB)

2.  He will not ...harbor his anger forever."  His wrath and anger were spent in the death of His Son on Calvary's cross.

Verse 10:  ...he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

3. He does not treat us as our sins deserve.

I find myself singing that great old hymn by William Newell, At Calvary: "O, the love that drew salvation's plan at Calvary!  Mercy there was great, and grace was free; mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary!  Mercy there was great, and grace was free; Pardon there was multiplied to me; There my burdened soul found liberty, At Calvary."

4. "Or repay us according to our iniquities."

No, God the Father assumed the total debt for our sins.  "Jesus paid it all.  All to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow."  What a glorious and great God we have!

It's interesting when we take the 4 characteristics of the Lord from verse 8 and parallel them with the 4 things that are said that "He will not always" do in verses 9 and 10: He is "compassionate" therefore "He will not always accuse"; (2) He is "gracious" therefore "He will not...harbor his anger forever"; (3) He is slow to anger therefore "he does not treat us as our sins deserve"; and (4) He is "abounding in love" therefore He will not "repay us according to our iniquities." 
Prayer-woman Prayer Requests
       & Praises

1. Pray: For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;  Ephesians 2:8, 9 (NASB)

2. Pray:  And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."  Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.  2 Corinthians 12:9 (NASB)
3. Praise: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:2 (NASB)

4. Pray:  For God's Word to go out through the Prison Ministry.

5. Pray:  For guidance in how to market Don's teaching material to reach the general population.

Let's sing verses 1 and 2 of Grace Greater Than Our Sin: "Marvelous grace of our loving Lord, Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt, Yonder on Calvary's mount out-poured, There where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.  Sin and despair like the sea-waves cold, Threaten the soul with infinite loss; Grace that is greater, yes,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within; Grace, grace, God's grace, 
Grace that is greater than all our sin."
Christ is All and in All,
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For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)