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Blotting Out Our Transgressions

Isaiah 43:25  I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake and will not remember thy sins.

The concept of transgression in the Christian faith is synonymous with the act of sinning, a deviation from God’s righteous path.) The Holy Bible provides numerous accounts and teachings that emphasize the gravity of sin and the divine provision for its erasure. We are given examples and repeatedly told how the LORD will forgive those who surely repent.

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

The above verse encapsulates the essence of divine forgiveness. To have one’s transgressions forgiven is to be covered by the grace of God, shielding the sinner from the just consequences of their actions. The covering mentioned here is not a mere concealment but an obliteration, as if the sin had never occurred. It truly is erased – and gone from God’s eyes – and we then have a new clean slate, clean and unmarred, thanks be to His grace and love.

Isaiah 44:22  I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

The imagery of a cloud being blotted out signifies the complete removal of our sins. It is not a fading sin or stain- but a thorough cleansing, made possible by the redemptive power of God’s love. The call to return is an invitation to repentance, a pivotal step in the process of reconciliation with our Creator.

The ultimate act of blotting out our transgressions is found in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. His blood, shed on the cross, serves as the atonement for the sins of humanity.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

In this profound and seemingly palpable verse, we see the substitutionary nature of Christ’s suffering. He took upon Himself the punishment that was due to us, so that through His wounds, we might find healing and peace.

The concept of blotting out transgressions by His blood is not merely a theological tenet but a transformative reality for all true believers. It offers hope and a new beginning, free from the bondage of sin. Free. No more bonds. Nothing but freedom and a clean slate.

Ephesians 5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

This reflects the spiritual cleansing and sanctification that comes through Christ, symbolized by the washing of water, which is often interpreted as the Word of God working in the believer’s life.

The Christian belief in the power of Jesus’ sacrifice to cleanse us from sin and offer us a path back to God is truly a gift from above, and that gift should serve as a foundation for understanding this profound spiritual truth.

Are you grateful for this beautiful gift of grace and redemption? Have you trodden upon the righteous path? And are you aligned with His Word?

“Heavenly Father, we come before You, acknowledging our transgressions and the weight of our sins. We are grateful for Your mercy that forgives and Your grace that covers. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to blot out our sins with His precious blood. May we live in the freedom of Your redemption and walk in the light of Your love. Guide us to return to You with repentant hearts and to rejoice in the salvation You have provided. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”


C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  2. Hi Keith,
    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!
    Have a blessed day in Christ~

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