Sometimes, life is more important than getting a blog together. I wrote yesterday’s post yesterday in my quiet time early in the morning – but the day got in the way. I had errands to run, we went for a hike as a family, then the gym and church. I was going to do it when I got home and the boys got to bed. However, I cooked dinner for my mister and did the dishes only to find out that the garbage disposal was causing a leak. So…it was a longish night, and I didn’t wan to type it up at midnight.
So you will get two posts today on the attributes of God found in Psalm 51.
I’ve learned more about sin, confession, and repentance in the four years I’ve been married and three years of being a mommy than all 34 years of life before that.
Sin affects you and the world around you much more than you think it does. It breaks relationships and hinders community and the shalom of your life. Sin damages and sin is at war within you.
I’ve learned my first (and natural, sinful) tendency is to blame shift. Traffic. Kids’ temper tantrums. Others’ incompetence. My husband’s sin. But, sin doesn’t wait on other’s sin to be active in my heart. Sin is deadly. The Spirit is the best warrior in my life fighting against sin.
Also, I’ve learned to confess to God. Usually, I’m just a confess to the person I’ve offended type person – and that is something that needs to happen. But, I need to confess to God first. Because first and foremost my sin is against God.
But, why is that such an important thing to remember? Because God isn’t like us. He created us in his image – but He is Holy. That means he is not dwelling in sin – there is no sin anywhere in him. He can’t sin. He is perfect. He doesn’t know sin intimately like we do.
And because He is holy – He can offer the solution for our sin – which He did. Jesus was completely perfect and He became our sacrificial – holy – perfect sacrifice.
Other: 2 Cor 5:21, 1 Peter 1.13-21