Willful Sins

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Psalm 19:13a
Keep your servant from willful sins; may they not rule over me.


King David was aware of sin and knew that he was susceptible to failure. However, the sin he was most afraid of was “Willful Sin.” That kind of sin meant that he knew what he was doing, would be, or was wrong, but would willfully choose to go against God anyway.


Sin means to “Miss The Mark.” We have all sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God, the scripture tells us. I miss the mark often. Yet, it is not in my heart to miss the mark. There is the sin of omission which is the thing I failed to do. An example would be the Good Samaritan who did right and the other two, the priest and the Levite, who did nothing. But that’s not the sin David is speaking of here. No! He’s saying, “God please save me from willfully deciding to sin today.” Should you or I decide to go down that path, in time, sin will rule over us. With God’s help, I’ll stay away from “Willful Sins.”


Dear Jesus,
This morning, I’m just going to pray the same prayer that King David prayed. Lord, keep your servant from “Willful Sins.” May they not rule over me. Amen

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