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Monday, November 9, 2009


"In reading the lives of great men,
I found that the first victory they won was over themselves."
~ Harry S. Truman


I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart within my house;
I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless.
~ Psalms 101:2-3 (ESV)

"I was also blameless before Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity."
~ 2 Samuel 22:24 (NKJV)

How did King David—the man who committed adultery with Bathsheba, murdered Uriah, and unrighteously numbered his people so that 70,000 people died—declare himself "blameless" near his life's end?

David did not leave his sin unattended. When he became aware of it, he did not make attempts to rationalize or justify it, explain it or excuse it. His heart was broken for sin. He humbled Himself before the Lord and immediately confessed his sin. David pled for the Lord's mercy, even as he accepted the consequenses for his sin. He therefore left nothing for which he might be blamed, because the matters had been resolved.

It is not the absence of sin, but the absence of unrepentant sin which makes a man blameless.

Lord, thank You that in Christ's blood we are absolved of sin's debt. Please let us never hesitate to turn from the sin which demanded a life to make us blameless. Please let us be daily mindful and grateful that the life was given by the Innocent for we guilty.

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  1. I listened this morning a man who declaimed Isaiah 53. We always must have on our mind that sin separates us from God.

  2. May I never fail to remember, that I am a sinner saved by grace.

  3. Such a powerful point you make today.
    ~ Wendy

  4. I guess the hardest part is forgiving ourselves.

  5. David became blameless because he did not go back fishing out his sins and even though he remembered them, they did not affect his relationship with God.

  6. Natasa, I wish we would comprehend the weight of your comment every time we choose our will instead of His.

    Denise, as such you are His shining image! I love you!

    Wendy, as we recognize the power in the freedom of being blameless, we serve Him with confidence.

    T. Anne, however hard it is to forgive another, I do believe it is hardest to forgive ourselves. But if He forgives us, who are we to be contrary?

    Bible Lover, it's difficult to walk the fine line between not dwelling on past sin and yet always dwelling on the great grace of forgiven sin.


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