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Behold, I Was Brought Forth in Iniquity

July 20, 2014

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Behold,  I Was Brought Forth  in Iniquity

There are those  who claim  that newborn babies  and small children  are innocent  and sinless.     But,  God’s word  declares differently.     It is God’s eternal word  that we need  to pay attention to.     In  Psalm 51:5-6,  King David says,

Behold,  I was brought forth  in iniquity,
And  in sin  my mother conceived me.
Behold,  You desire truth  in the innermost being,
And  in the hidden part  You will  make me  know wisdom.

David  is humbly declaring  that from the very moment  of his conception  he was  a sinner.     He could never claim  any innocence  or time  of being sinless.     David admitted  to his sinful nature  because he respectfully  realized  that God Almighty  desires  “truth  in the innermost being”  of us sinful beings.     It is not enough  to glibly say,  “Oh ya,  I’m a sinner.     So what?”     We need  to realize  that we are condemned sinners  clear down  into our  “innermost being”.     We can’t  and shouldn’t try  to worm our way out  of that truth.

When we come  to know  the awful,  condemning truth  that we are all  “brought forth  in iniquity”  and that the LORD surely wants  “truth  in the innermost being”,  we should know  that there is absolutely nothing  we can hide  from our LORD,  Creator,  Redeemer.     To try and hide  even a little bit  of our sinfulness  makes us liars  —  and even worse sinners.

It was only because  of his sincere confession,  that David knew  that in his inner  “hidden part”  God would  “make me know wisdom”.     We cannot  honestly  “know wisdom”  until we truly realize  our sinfulness  from conception.      Knowing  our sinful nature  from conception  gives us the “wisdom”  to be truly humble  before God Almighty.     We have nothing  to be proud of.     “Wisdom”  makes us know  that only God’s grace  and mercy  can cleanse us  from our sins.     That is the  “wisdom”  that leads us  to put our trust  in our Savior.

Whatever our age  or circumstances,  we rest  in Romans 5:8,

But God demonstrates  His own love  toward us,  in that while  we were yet sinners,  Christ died  for us.

Ever so glad  that by His power,  God  “will make me  know wisdom”,  we lean  on His love  and say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for washing away  all  of our sins  in Your shed blood  on the cross.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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