Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2
Every person will do something wrong at some point or another in their life. When they do something wrong, sometimes they will get caught, while many times it appears that they get away with it and go free.
If no one directly says anything to a person, he feels that what he did was acceptable. There is no higher ruling or judgement because no one caught him.
Other people will do things that are wrong and try to justify it. They give excuses or reasons why they had to do what was wrong. Thus they do not see it as something wrong or sinful.
When it is viewed as nothing done wrong, there is no reason to admit it or request forgiveness.
David cried out to God for mercy and forgiveness. He had sinned and it was revealed. He knew that he had done wrong so He asks God to remove the sin from his life.
The world has its own set of rules and these rules change all the time and even from situation to situation. The authority to make these commands ultimately come from God, the supreme authority over all.
God has laid down rules on how to live on this earth, what a person can and cannot do. When a person chooses to break one of those laws, he has sinned against God.
In His great mercy God is willing to forgive and remove those sins. However, for God to do that, one must seek forgiveness. He has to ask God to forgive him and remove the sins from his life.
Jesus came and died on the cross for this very purpose, to remove sins. In His great love and mercy, Jesus is waiting to forgive and remove those sins. However, one must seek that forgiveness.
Just like David, you will sin at times against God. Everyone sins and no one is exempt from it. Do not allow that sin to remain in your life and bring you to death and separation from God.
Realize what you have done is wrong and go before God. Repent from those sins and turn away from them. Seek God’s great mercy and forgiveness.
Jesus can and will remove all sin from your life. Allow Him to change you and strengthen you to turn away from sin in your future.
I pray today that you will know the forgiveness Jesus offers; that you will seek God’s forgiveness of your sins; that God will strengthen you to turn from all sin; and that you will live your life for God.