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Remember David

Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Psalm 51: 5 (NIV)

If you have ever read this psalm, you will know that it is the one in which David expresses his regret for having sinned against his God. It is like a confession in which he admits his weaknesses and his fault. He not only recognized that he had sinned, he also understood and declared that sin is an integral part of who he is. But, he did not use it to excuse his sin. He did the opposite.

We find in Romans 3:23, regarding sin: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” This verse confirms what David states in Psalm 51 and recalls the consequences. Sin separates us from God. Even without having committed a sin, a baby, like an adult, is by nature a sinner. He will always have a tendency to sin as he grows up.

This is why it is important to resist sin by fleeing the temptation that exposes us to getting there. You may have already thought that you have no sin to confess before God because you haven't done anything wrong in the last two or three days. Error! When this happens to you again, remember David. Not only did he confess his sin, but he also recognized that his sinful nature was part of his sin.

May the grace of God be with you all.

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