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REDEMPTIVE CONVICTION

October 13, 2016

Thursday

 

Psalm 51:3-4

 

For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. 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.

 

 

LESSON

 

David’s sin had evidently been on his mind for many months. He had hardened his heart and refused to admit that what he had done was sinful.

 

David had finally come to the place where he was willing, not only to call his sin what it was, but to admit that it was sin against God primarily. Obviously he had sinned against Bathsheba, her husband, and the nation that he ruled, but David rightfully admitted that the worst thing he had

done was offending God. He made no attempt to blame God for what had happened but took full responsibility himself. He acknowledged that his Judge was guiltless and that he was guilty. Taking personal responsibility for our sins is an important part of true confession.

 

Memory Verse: Acts 16:30

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