"As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." Psalm 103:12
Do you ever wonder if it would mean the same thing if David would have said “north from the south” in place of “east from the west” in this verse?
Make a mental picture of a globe. Imagine walking north to the North Pole; keep walking. At the North Pole we start walking south. Right. Now go to the equator. Start walking east. You keep walking east; you will never walk west.
David, writing long before the advent of globes, lines of longitude and latitude, said “east from the west”. He was right then and he is right today.
Isn’t God great? Our sins are gone as far as the east is from the west. God’s knowledge and truth transcend all time and is technically correct forever. A truth for then and now and forevermore… “As far as the east is from the west”.