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For I Have Sinned Against You

June 2, 2017

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For I Have Sinned Against You

When King David  went to the LORD  for help  in his troubles,  he prayed  in Psalm 41:4,

As for me,  I said,  “O LORD,  be gracious to me;
Heal my soul,  for I have sinned  against You.”

David realized  his sinful condition.     He did not try  to hide his sins  from God  —  or pretend that they did not exist.     Nor did David imagine  that he only sinned  against other people.     David knew that every sin  he sinned  was actually  sin against  the LORD God Almighty  —  our Creator Redeemer.

The forgiveness  of our sins,  and the healing  of our souls  comes from God.     God is the one we must approach  with fear  and trembling,  with respect  and love  —  asking for forgiveness.

Every time  we do something wrong  against someone,  we are rebelling  against God’s love.     God is the one  who made us all  —  and just as God is loving  towards us,  He wants us  to be loving  towards each other.

When David sinned  with Bathsheba,  he went to God  for forgiveness,  praying in Psalm 51:4,

Against You,  You only,  I have sinned
And done  what is evil  in Your sight,
So that You are justified  when You speak
And blameless  when You judge.

People tend  to justify their evils  when they feel  they are  just doing something  against another person  —  another sinner.     But,  it is not just  another sinner  we are hurting.     We are hurting  our LORD  and Savior.     God has loved us  with an eternal love  —  a sacrificial love.     We have no right  to sin against that love.     All of our thinking,  doing,  and saying  should be  in honor,  love,  and respect  for our Redeemer.

Even the prodigal son,  in Luke 15:11-32  realized  how he had sinned  against God,  when he said  in Luke 15:18,

I will get up  and go to my father,  and will say  to him,  “Father, I have sinned  against heavenand  in your sight.”

We need  to realize  the gravity  of our every sin  —  and start living  according to God’s love.

God is waiting  for us  to turn  to Him,  so that when forgiven,  we may say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for guiding us  in Your word.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

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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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