Our sins are known

“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.”  Psalm 51:3-4.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; 2 Samuel 11-12, Psalm 51, and Matthew 23.

Not only have we sinned against God, but we have sinned BEFORE God.

God saw what I did.  He saw what I watched.

He is in my midst as I write this.  He takes no breaks.

How I need to live in an awareness of His presence!  If I would do that, then some of the sins I fall into would be avoided.  Why?  Because I would feel uncomfortable starting into things that are wrong or could lead to things that are wrong.

In the David/Bathsheba story, things started small and mushroomed into adultery and murder.  That horrible “road” could have been avoided. Rather than wonder how David could have been so sloppy, I need to be mindful of my own travels.  The road over the edge is always nearby.  I must never forget that.

“Lord, keep me ever mindful of Your presence.  You will not leave me and that should alert my awareness of what that means in lifestyle possibilities.  I cannot sin without You knowing about it. Ever!  And I don’t want to displease You, so I need that awareness of Your proximity to me.  Help me, Lord.  I am so needy.”

When I realize that God actually watches me sin, I am troubled.  How could I do that to Him since my sins are actually against Him?

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