LORD, for the sake of your name, forgive my iniquity, for it is immense. (v 11)
Sometimes I think we spend too much of our worship thanking God for the blessings of home and family and comfort and peace and health and heaven, all of which are amazing benefits of knowing Jesus. We ought to be thanking God for all of that and more!
But David reminded me that none of it compares with the Name. None if it even comes close to equaling Creator God, the Person of Jesus Christ, or the Presence of the Holy Spirit.
Paul, in Philippians 3:8-11 says:
I count everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him… that I may know him…
We are saved to be a gift to the Savior, not so the Savior can gift us with things. Paul tells us that anything short of Jesus Himself is rubbish!
The other thing about this verse is David’s admission that the sins God forgave him were “immense.” I can’t help but say the same of my sins.
But God forgives me, cleans me up, dresses me in purity, and gives me as a gift to His Son.
I am saved for His sake! And I am blessed with Jesus Himself in return.