There’s no better way to start the week than by filling up with God’s Word. So each Monday morning join me here to take a brief, but reflective look into a passage of Scripture.
Have you heard the old saying, “straighten up and fly right?” Just like an arrow with a bent shaft is unable to fly straight and true, people with “bent” natures have a hard time staying on “the straight and narrow.” David – the psalmist, King of Israel, and “man after God’s own heart” – recognized this about himself.
But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:12-14, NIV
David understood the pervasive nature of sin. We humans are so warped by sin we don’t even always realize it when something we say or do is offensive to God. David knew that precisely because he was sinner he could not recognize all his sinful ways, thoughts, and attitudes. So He asked God to reveal and forgive even those things that were “hidden.” Then David asked God to begin ridding him of those things and to make him holy or “pleasing” to God.
Has God ever shown you something that’s been in your life a long time that you had not even realized was sinful?
Today let’s pray David’s prayer and ask God to reveal any “hidden” sin in our lives? Do you dare?