"Who can understand his errors? Cleanse Thou me from secret faults.” Psalm 19:12
Even as Christians, there are errors that we have made in the past that can be seen by others when they look at the frayed edges of our lives. And, there are errors that we have made that are completely unknown to anyone. They are the secret ones; those known only to us and no one else. Sometimes, in an effort to cleanse ourselves –to purge its remnant effects from our spirit, we may tell one other person. But somehow, it is never enough.
The Bible calls these secrets errors, presumptuous sins. They are the ones we hide; the ones we are ashamed of; the ones we believe if anyone ever found out, we would be ruined, disgraced, even suicidal. So, we secretly condemn ourselves, quietly suffering in silence; even though, they are quietly tucked away in the past.
And Yet, God created a solution for the presumptuous sins of a repentant heart. The dictionary defines it as:
“The free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.” As Christians, we simply call it, Grace. Like the other gifts of God, Grace was given to you as part of your redemption, forgiveness, and salvation when you accepted Jesus into your life.
So, maybe today will be the day that you finally stop condemning yourself for your past errors, and accept all that God has already freely given to you —by His Grace. L.
**Now it is your turn to write your thoughts regarding today's verse in your journal.
Study Reference: Psalm 19:12, Psalm 32
From: "Your Thoughts: By His Grace." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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