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  • Writer's pictureDanny Domingo

THE CONVICTION OF OUR SINS


David continued acknowledging his sins before God, "For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just. For I was born a sinner—yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there (Psalm 51:3-6). David acknowledged his rebellion against God. When David was sinning, he knew that he was rebelling against God, but he kept on ignoring the prompting of God in his heart. As a result, his sins kept on haunting him day and night. It meant that his guilt stayed with him day and night. When we sin against God, we know if we are sinning or not because of the conviction of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. The guilt that we feel inside of us when we sin is the Holy Spirit telling us to turn away from our sins and confess our sins to God. However, when we ignore the conviction of our sins, we will get deeper into our sins to where we will be in rebellion against God until God humbles us to repent. 

 

David also acknowledged that he was already a sinner even when he was in his mother's womb. David understood that every human being inherited a sinful nature. The sinful nature began when Adam rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden. Since then, the sinful nature has been passed down from generation to generation. And this is the reason no one needs to teach us how to sin because we were born with our sinful nature. We will naturally do sinful things, and this is the reason our Lord Jesus gave us a new nature when we believed in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17). The reason David sinned was that he gave in to the desire of his sinful nature. He ignored the commandment of God to feed his lust. David had the adrenaline to give in to the craving of his sinful nature, but the result was very bitter in his soul. Guilt and shame haunted him within himself, and he tried to hide it. However, he couldn't hide from God. There is no escaping from our guilt and shame until we confess it to God and repent of our sins. 

 

Through God's mercy, love, and compassion, God exposed David's sin and saved him from his sinful predicament. David could have continued living a sinful lifestyle if God hadn't intervened. One of the ways God shows His love toward us is to convict us of our sins and expose us from them so that we can repent. 

 

Ask yourself these questions for application: (Think through carefully and meditate on the questions while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you). How did God show his love toward David? Why does God convict us of our sins? Why do we naturally sin? What did we receive the moment we believed in our Lord Jesus Christ?

 

Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.

 

Prayer:

Father in Heaven, thank you for convicting and rebuking me every time I sin against you. Thank you for not letting me go of my sin. You are always there to watch over me to make sure that I am walking in your way. Please help me to overcome any temptations that I face today and give me a repentant heart. In your name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen. 

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