Psalm 25 Reading with the Pastor

Reading with the Pastor
Proverbs 29, Hebrews 7, and Psalm 59  and Psalm 25

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Read Psalm 25

For your name’s sake, O Lord,
.       pardon my guilt, for it is great.    (Psalm 25:11)

An awareness of sin. When I am aware of my sin, when I know my sin is great, I am in a critical juncture. With awareness comes choice. Will I repent and forsake, asking for forgiveness and restoration or will I hide, ignore, and hold on to the sin crouching at my soul to devour me?

So much hinges on the consciousness of sin.

Without it, the heart stays . . .

  • independent,
  • self-satisfied,
  • self-righteous,
  • unappreciative, 
  • disconnected from God,
  • unenlightened to truth,
  • unaware of its need,
  • dispassionate about holiness.

But with an awareness of sin, the corruption that crouches to destroy us can be defeated by a God who is for us. I have to teach my soul to to remember this truth.

Turn, O God

Turn, O God.
Turn to me.
Guard my soul and deliver me.
I see my sin.
I see how I have loved it.
Teach me to hate it.
And help me to run from it
To You.

cf. verses 14, 20-22

Go to Psalm 26


One thought on “Psalm 25 Reading with the Pastor

  1. Ted Ewing wrote this over on FaceBook

    A similar-themed trinity of quotes, for you, my friend:

    “One of the worst things about sin is that it carries with it a certain moral myopia–nearsightedness. It distorts our ability to detect its presence” (John Ortberg, The Life You Always Wanted).

    “Now error and sin both have this property, that the deeper they are, the less their victim suspects their existence; they are masked evil” (C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain).

    “The greatest trouble we can ever know is thinking we have no trouble, for we have become hard-hearted and insensible to what is inside of us” (Martin Luther, Praying with Faith).


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