“A Sinner by Choice”
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Psalm 51:1-3
This is another of King David’s Psalms. It is part of a prayer that he offered up to God, and it was when the prophet Nathan confronted David about his sinful actions towards Bathsheba and her husband Uriah. David was GUILTY of ADULTERY and MURDER. He was DELIBERATELY LYING to himself, the nation and to the ALMIGHTY GOD. David, not only felt GUILTY, but he felt DEFILED, like a PUTRID, FILTHY RAG. And he tried to deal with these feelings for almost a year. David tried to COVER-UP his sins, but the TRUTH is you cannot HIDE or COVER-UP your SINS. God KNOWS ALL THINGS.
David KNEW and LOVED the Word of God, but he let his SINFUL FEELINGS over-ride his better judgment, and he fell to his temptation. One sin led to another, and another. David sinned by CHOICE. All of MANKIND are SINNERS by CHOICE. But the TRUTH is: God does NOT ALLOW His Children to SIN SUCCESSFULLY! There is a PRICE to PAY. David had BROKEN GOD’S LAWS. He had COMMITTED TRANSGRESSIONS, and he prayed for God to BLOT OUT his TRANSGRESSIONS, according to God’s STEADFAST LOVE and His ABUNDANT MERCY. David had MISSED the MARK that God had set before him, by sinning AGAINST GOD. And because of his SINFUL, WICKED, NATURE, his INIQUITY, he NEEDED to be FORGIVEN, WASHED and CLEANSED (purified) from his SINS, of which were ALWAYS BEFORE HIM.
This is TRUE of ALL of MANKIND, we SIN by our OWN CHOICE, and we, PERSONALLY, must FACE the consequences of those SINS. However, God has a plan, and that PLAN is to FREE mankind from the BONDAGE of SIN, and to bring them to CHRIST for the SALVATION of their DOOMED SOULS. Like King David, You MUST ACKNOWLEDGE your TRANSGRESSIONS and CONFESS your INIQUITIES, (SINS) to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST BELIEVE that JESUS CHRIST died for YOU and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be WASHED, CLEANSED, and FORGIVEN, then become a RIGHTEOUS CHILD of the LIVING GOD, with HEAVEN and ALL its BLESSINGS, as your ETERNAL HOME, by CHOICE. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!