Psalm 51:2-3 (AMP)
Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness and guilt
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I am conscious of my transgressions and I acknowledge them;
My sin is always before me.
Guilt is a powerful emotion. Guilt can be painful when it is gnawing away at our cowardly consciences, pressing us towards the freeing act of confession.
When King David wrote this psalm, he was experiencing guilt at its worst. His sin with Bathsheba was on his mind constantly. He was confronted by the prophet Nathan and finally saw what a horrible thing he had done. David needed to have a confession session.
When we sin, it’s never in a vacuum, we hurt both ourselves and others. But the greatest offence of our sin is against God. When we go against His loving will for us, disobeying His commands, it grieves His loving heart.
To deal with guilt in a way that pleases God, we need our confession session, a time of agreeing with Him that we have sinned and that we need His forgiveness. Next we must confess to the person whom we have sinned against. Only then will our confession session result in the freedom of a clear conscience.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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