We finish our exploration of Psalm 51 as we learn from David’s failings in sexual sin plus his repentance and restoration in his relationship with God. We see a lesson for ourselves in the difference between outwardly pleasing God versus the joy of true repentance.
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Psalm 51 is one of the best guides for us men after we have fallen to sexual sin. If you have recently failed, pick up your “sword” and read this Psalm through. Pray it through. It reveals an excellent way to react to our sin each time we fall.
Struggling with sin can be so discouraging it can lead us to question if we’re members of God’s Kingdom at all! This is why it’s important to have a right understanding of how we’re in God’s family, what keeps us here, and what we’re to do with the sin in us until Christ returns.
Whenever someone asks, “How are you doing?” the normal response nowadays is, “Busy…super busy.” And that busyness has become a staple and substitute in modern society for importance. The busier you the more important you must be.
If you’ve been a Christian long then you’ve been in the situation in which you know you need to question a brother in Christ, or else you’ve been the brother needing some correction. We’re discussing the truth we must hold fast to in regards to this tough situation.
This is an amazing excerpt from the eloquent Leonard Ravenhill and his book, “Why Revival Tarries”, on the do-or-die importance of your prayer life as a Christian. Read this every day, if needed, to be reminded of your need to pray, every day!
Sin is heavy. We are bad. Why don’t you feel bad? Well there’s a really good explanation for that, and it’s not because you’re not bad. But sin can be defeated and there’s a way your state can change! There is hope and victory!
People who live in offense to God will likely be offended by the gospel, but is that surprising to anyone? Is it our job to worry about this?
Because our great, Triune God is infinitely happy and sovereign, sin is treason that must be punished. Here is why…
You are “dirty”, “unclean”, “guilty” and “wretched” – or so you think. But why do you think this? Is this right? Is this helpful? Should we really spend so much of our time and emotions thinking of ourselves as these “wretched sinners”?
In a previous post, we talked about being “born again” and what this means. Now let’s look at WHY we need to be born again and know we’ve experienced this “new birth”. Because without understanding this, God’s word says you’re dead!