My attitude today was abhorrent. I thought about things that were not honoring to God. There were times my words were sharp. I was short tempered when patience was needed, abrupt when the situation called for kindness and disagreeable when I should have been pleasant. Today my transgressions were crystal clear to me.
I would be totally discouraged and disgusted with myself were it not for the words of King David, who said, “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me” (Psalm 51:3). David, it seems, had a day very similar to mine.
David also knew the cure for this type of day: God. He wasted no time getting before God and confessing His sin. He didn’t try to convince God that his sin was no big deal. He didn’t list the reasons for his sins or justify his behavior. He simply confessed, “Against You, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight” (Psalm 51:4).
His confession cleared a path for him to see the nature of God. As David admitted his sin God responded with His mercy, His unfailing love and His compassion. Through confession, David met His Savior and Redeemer by the power of the Holy Spirit.
God responds to me just as He responded to David. As I admit my sin, God shows me my Savior, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to forgive me for this day of transgressions.
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