DID YOU KNOW: Psalm 103:11-12 declares; “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
The east is from the west is known as the east-west continuum. You may be thinking, “How is this different from the north-south continuum?” Because, the earth is a sphere, and it turns on its axis on an east-west rotation. Therefore, the earth has a north pole and a south pole, but no east or west pole.
How far is the north from the south? Since there are two poles, the distance is limited. All north comes to an end at the North Pole. And all south ends at the South Pole. If the psalmist said your transgressions were removed as far as the north to the south, then sin would have been removed only a few thousand miles from the sinner.
But how far is the east from the west? East and west have no poles. Therefore, they never end. East and west are infinite. They go on forever. In fact, the Hebrew word for the east, kedem, also means EVERLASTING.
So, in Jesus the Messiah, how far does God remove your sins from you? An infinity away, an eternity away. And if you had all eternity, you could never find them again. As it is written, “So far has He removed our sins away from us . . . as far as the east is from the west.”
TODAY: take time to ponder and take in the love of God that removed your sins as far as the east is from the west and live accordingly.