Friday, January 5, 2018

Psalm 51:1, Luke 5:31-32 NIV 2011

Have mercy on my, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

Jesus answered, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

 

David prayed for forgiveness and cleansing. He used the same phrase as in 6:4, “Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.” Unfailing love is God’s good will that is reliable. God was consistently close to David. Psalm 86:15, “But you. Lord, are compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Jesus ate with Levi and a crowd of tax collectors. He challenged them to understand they were sinners in need of a savior. Spiritual healing takes place once the self-righteous comprehended their need for salvation. Confession is one element of prayer.

 

Through powerful technology, I was able to participate in my virtual BSF discussion group today at 10:30 am, Sydney time. We laughed because I was doing laundry and still in my jammies. Discussing sin, my group leader said, “I need to murder my sin to get rid of it.” The Holy Spirit convicts me of my sin daily and I must confess it. 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

 

What sins need to be murdered today?

 

Confessing sins together,

S

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