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Then I Will Be Blameless

September 23, 2014

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Then  I Will  Be Blameless

Without a doubt,  we all sin daily.     Groan!     Who wants  to talk  about that?     We might not want  to talk about our weakness  in sinning,  but we need to  in order  to get  the kind  of help  we really need.     King David  leads us along the right way  in Psalm 19.     In the beginning  of this psalm David talks about the awesome greatness  of God’s creation.     Then,  he goes on  to talk about the absolute greatness  of all  of God’s law,  precepts,  judgments,  and the respect  that is due  to the LORD.

Everything David mentions shows how holy,  powerful,  and almighty the LORD is  in all things.      God is so far above  every human being  in righteousness,  goodness,  love,  justice,  knowledge,  and His every aspect.     As King David thought  about his weaknesses  in comparison  to God’s almightiness,  he was so humbled  that he wrote in Psalm 19:12-14,

Who can discern his errors?     Acquit me  of hidden faults.      

Also  keep back Your servant  from presumptuous sins;
Let them not  rule over me;
Then  I will  be blameless,
And  I shall be acquitted  of great transgression.    

Because  of our sinful nature,  it’s so easy  for us  to be unable  to “discern”  our  “errors”.      We tend to  not recognize sin  as sin.     We have so many sins that we don’t even think of  as sins.     They are our  “hidden faults”.     David asked God  to “acquit”  him  of these  “hidden faults”  —  to totally forgive him.     Everyone needs forgiveness  of the sins  they are not aware of.

Beyond that,  we really need  God’s help  in overcoming  “presumptuous sins”.     Those are the sins wherein  we boldly  and arrogantly assume  we can do  whatever  we feel like doing.     We might even realize  that we’re not being very nice,  but feel  we have a right  to fulfill  our own desires.     People tend  to get rather demanding  in fulfilling their desires,  so David fervently prays,  “Let them not rule  over me.”      Only God  can help us  in these matters,  so it’s vital  to daily pray  for His help.

After we humbly pray  as David did,  looking to God  for our help,  then I will be blameless,  and I shall be acquitted  of great transgression”.      God has promised  to be our help  when we humbly go to Him  in prayer.     We see  that it is only God  who makes us  “blameless”  and acquits us  “of great transgression”.     The help we need  is God’s help.     Without God’s supportive help,  we will fall  for every sin there is.

As we go  to our Savior  for forgiveness  and help  in overcoming our sins,  let us be like David  and recall  all the almighty things  God has done  in creation,  in sustaining us,  in teaching us  His precepts,  and in being  a most righteous Judge  over all.     Reminding ourselves  of God’s almighty holiness  and perfect love   should help us  to put things into perspective  —  and to be more humble  in realizing our need  for forgiveness.

Praising God  for His faithful love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for patiently leading us  on Your paths.”

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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