Innocent, and Not Guilty!
Don’t let me do wrong on purpose, Lord, or let sin have control over my life. Then I will be innocent, and not guilty of some terrible fault.--------Psalm 19:13
Oh, how this SHOULD be the prayer of EVERY believer. It SHOULD be in our HEART to not purposefully do wrong and to not allow sin to rule our lives.
If a person professes belief in the Lord Jesus Christ and claims to belong to God, then they SHOULD walk or live in that way. Their WORDS and ACTIONS should show who they belong to.
In today’s world, it is not EASY to live a Christian life. It is a constant battle. We have so many things influencing our lives and trying to invade our thinking concerning what the Bible teaches to be OUTRIGHT, BALATANT SIN. Even our own government is trying to get the Child of the True Living God to be tolerant of those BALATANT SINS.
We are bombarded with every ‘wind of doctrine’ and false teaching, that is used by Satan, to try and pull us away from the TRUTH. And to drive us away from God and His statutes.
The Psalmist has a TRUE BELIEVER’S heart, in that his ultimate desire, is to NOT let sin CONTROL his life, and is wanting God to be in CONTROL of his THOUGHTS, WORDS and ACTIONS. So that when he stands before the Lord he will be INNOCENT and NOT GUILTY of ANY terrible fault or sin.
If ALL who have TRULY given their HEART to Christ would seek God’s face and ask that His PRECIOUS, HOLY SPIRIT be in COMPLETE CONTROL of EVERY PART of their MIND, HEART and SOUL, DAILY, they would find themselves to be INNOCENT and NOT GUILTY of ANY TERRIBLE, BALATANT FAULT. Then what PEACE would fill their HEART to KNOW that they will stand before God’s throne INNOCENT and NOT GUILTY.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are facing a GUILTY verdict, but you have the opportunity NOW to change your verdict from GUILTY to INNOCENT by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven acting as your lawyer to bring an INNOCENT verdict on your behalf. Then ACCEPT God’s gift of SALVATION, and be set FREE from the GUILT of ANY TERRIBLE, BALANTANT SIN. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!