Thursday, November 30, 2017

Psalm 19:12-14 NIV 2011

But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

 

David’s psalm begins praising “the glory of God.” Paul paired down David’s words in Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” Humanity is flawed which began with Adam’s sin. Everyone sins. Numbers 15:30, “But anyone who sins defiantly, whether native-born or foreigner, blasphemes the Lord and must be cut off from the people of Israel.” David desired sin not rule his life. Psalm 119:133, “Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.” He confessed his sins. Confessing sins, sinners are cleansed by God’s amazing grace.

 

Just when I think I’m doing a pretty good job of remaining close to the Lord, sin rears it’s ugly head and separates me from Him. Fifty-some years have gone by without an auto-accident. Our two daughters have turned out quite well. I might take umbrage when someone tries to tell me how to drive or handle young children. Pride is the problem plain and simple. I’m mending fences by confessing my sin, asking someone for forgiveness, leading to God’s amazing grace.

 

What sins are lurking in our hearts?

 

Sinners confessing together,

S

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