He will declare to his friends I sinned
Job 33:27 NLT 27 He will declare to his friends, ‘I sinned and twisted the truth, but it was not worth it.
James 5:16 NLT 16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
Matthew 3:6 CEV 6 They told how sorry they were for their sins, and he baptized them in the river.
I am somewhat sad today. For one thing it is pouring down rain this morning and I don’t have an umbrella so I feel cheated out of going to church this morning. But on a more serious issue, I messed up and failed my Lord yesterday.
While I am not going to tell you everything about my mistakes in this public forum, I will promise I will be real with my visitors and I will not PRETEND TO BE SOMETHING I AM NOT!
Of course I feel terrible, but I feel God wrapping His arms around me even now. Don’t misunderstand. I don’t believe He is saying it was OK, but he is saying He understands and has forgiven me – even before it happened He had already forgiven me – which just blows my mind!
I am a very forgiving guy. But there is a limit to my forgiveness. If you hit me – I may turn the other cheek, I might even turn the other cheek a few more times. But at some point when you start to strike yet again, I’ll reach up and grab your arm and say, “If you keep doing that your going to regret it!”
But not Jesus, He just keeps letting me hit Him and He just keeps forgiving… I just don’t understand… But I am so so very thankful He does! His love is just beyond comprehension!