Psalm 32:1, John 19:7 – To Carry Away

Psalm 32:1
1
A Psalm of David, Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

John 19:7
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And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

-The word “forgiven” used in Psalm 32:1 is the Hebrew word “nasah” and means “to carry away”.  How often do we forgive someone only to keep their transgression close by so that we can bring it up when it suits us.  Thankfully for all of us, the Lord does not do that, when He forgives our sin, He carries that sin to a place where it can no longer come back to haunt us.  Where does our sin go?  To the cross, of course.   The word “bearing” used in John 19:7 is the Greek word “bastazó” and means, you guessed it, “to carry away”.  Jesus Christ took our sins and carried them away to a place where He could deal with them permanently so that any of us who accepts the Lord’s forgiveness can stand before God Himself without having to worry about what sin He might hold over our heads.

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