Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions;
And my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
And done that which is evil in thy sight;
That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest,
And be clear when thou judgest.
Most of us are aware of at least some of our sins, if for no other reason than the ones we have sinned against let us know about it. Unless we are living in a cave, the people we live with are well aware of our sins, often much to their detriment. We are less likely to be aware that our sins are also an affront to God; the “quiet” sins, the unbelief, the pride, the idolatry, in short, the coming up short of the glory of God which was meant to be in us as we lived in fellowship with God, made in his image. Only God can tell us the truth about us, the truth about me; But am I willing to listen to Him. We stay away because all we can imagine is anger and rejection. Would you be surprised to discover that the judge is also your Savior? (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for our sister international fellowships; AGIF, ICS, SWIF, TEF.