“In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.”


What a great advocate Moses proved to be! Repeatedly, as the people of Israel sinned, Moses pleaded their cause and God listened to him and forgave them, time and again! Like Israel we make repeated mistakes, and when we do, we have an even more effective advocate: ‘But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defence – Jesus Christ the Righteous One’ (1 Jn. 2:1). What gracious provision is made for our forgiveness!’Who is a pardoning God like Thee; Or who hath grace so rich and free?’ S. Davies

Daily reading: Jeremiah 18

Bible in one year : Judges 9-10; John 4:1-30