“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?