29 July, 2019

Psalm 78:37-42—“But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not …”


For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.  But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.  For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.  How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!  Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.  They remembered not his hand (Ps. 78:37-42).


COMMON GRACE ARGUMENT:
This text is thought, by some, to teach a “common mercy” in the covenant of grace. God is said to have been “merciful and compassionate” to the unregenerate who are never converted.




(I)

There is forgiveness only in Christ. So when God says that He “forgave their iniquity” that has to refer to the elect remnant who are in Christ.

(JL, 29/07/2019)



-----------------------------------------

(II)

More to come! (DV)






No comments:

Post a comment