THE WORD FOR TODAY
Psalm 67-69 (Click to read Today’s Word)
Psalm 69:5 5 O God, You know my foolishness; And my sins are not hidden from You.
I know you have heard the statement, “Keep your thoughts to yourself.” Thoughts like…that is really an ugly suit. That dress out to be thrown in the garbage…I can’t believe they wore that to church. Will this preacher ever shut up so we can go home? That kid is irritating me to death they should never allow children in church.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if all our “secret” thoughts were miraculously displayed on the screen in front of the church?
All of us have foolish and sinful thoughts and desires racing through our mind and body. After all the Bible says, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Roman 3:23
The Psalmist said, “O God, You know my foolishness, and my sins are not hidden from You.”
Since God knows our foolishness and our sins are not hidden from Him we must avoid denial. We can’t deny that we say and do and act and live in ways that dishonor HIM.
Since God knows our foolishness and our sins are not hidden from HIM we must courageously embrace the shame that should rack our body. If we feel shame for what we have done wrong then we are where God can do HIS work in us.
Since God knows our foolishness and our sins are not hidden from HIM we must in brokenness and contriteness confess to God that sin. Confession isn’t telling God about our sin…HE already knows. Confession is agreeing with God about our sin.
Father, I agree with You that selfishness and sinfulness is my downfall…forgive me through the blood of Your Son Jesus…wash me and I will be clean…restore my broken spirit…In Jesus Name…Amen!!!