Tag Archives: sin

“I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11 Many of you may already know that I am an avid golfer. I love to play and have enjoyed playing with some excellent golfers over the years. Do you know what I have learned every time I play with […]

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 One of the most important jobs of the […]

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1 It is incredible to see how Jesus’ ministry was introduced to the world. It would seem fitting for His ministry to kick off with a big splash. If Hollywood had done it, Jesus would have come in sitting […]

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 If you sin, it will always result in suffering. There is an eternal consequence to disobeying God. The Bible tells us that without Jesus, the price for sin is death. Jesus paid that price and […]

“Restore me to the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:12 When a believer sins, God doesn’t rob him of his salvation. You never lose your salvation, but you can lose the joy of your salvation. The saddest, most miserable people I have ever met in my life […]

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 Have you ever struggled with the same sin over and over? Far too many of us find ourselves in this place of being stuck in the sin cycle. Why is that? When we sin, we instinctively know the first […]

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2 There were a couple of young boys who got into a theological discussion about God and the Bible. One boy was a Catholic […]

“If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 When I was in high school I had a teacher who was enamored with Shakespeare. Throughout the year, we were required to read several of his plays. One of these plays […]

“Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight; so You are right in Your verdict and justified when You judge.” Psalm 51:4 If there is anything that should motivate all of us who know God, love God, and worship God to avoid sin it should be Psalm 51:4. Even […]

“Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice.” Psalm 51:8 I do not think you could find anyone in the Bible, other than Jesus, who loved God more than King David loved God. Their relationship was unique. God Himself, in fact, referred to David as, “a man after His own heart” […]