Devotion: “To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him.” ~ Daniel 9:9 (ESV)
Challenge: Our God forgives… Timothy Keller’s sub-title for the first section of chapter thirteen is “Free Forgiveness; Infinite Cost”; what does being forgiven cost us? What does forgiving us cost God? “For contemporary people, who often have a one-dimensional view of God as a spirit of love, [God forgives] doesn’t seem all that remarkable.” For the people of the Old Testament era “the fact of God’s forgiveness was a awesome, barely-to-be-believed wonder.” God’s cost for forgiving us was the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. What does forgiving others cost you?