Summary: We all have sin and come short of the Glory of GOD, but that does not mean that we love GOD any less. If we want to continue to have the favor of GOD we must repent and ask GOD for forgiveness. This will give us the ability to continue in his favor and
Sin is very abundant in the world today. Sin has now breach a level that people have become blinded and incoherent to the truth of what is good and what is bad. The topic of what is good and been a Christian has become a very controversial subject lately. Take for instance the movie The Passion of Christ; it was criticized because it was consider being anti-Semitic. This means the movie will influence Christian to form groups and riot against Jew. There has not been a police report stating that this has happen because of this movie or any other movie concerning Christ. How can we demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through hatred? A demonstration of our faith is Love. Today it is wrong to make statements against gay marriage, but it is an abomination by the bible. Today it is wrong to speak out against abortionist for convincing the government for approving the abortion pill RU 486 (the morning after pill) which is used to take innocent life. Why is this? Because it was consider safe for aborting mothers, yet there are many reports of it not only doing its job, but killing the mother also. Today, we as Christians see the problems of the world and ask, “How can I make a change?” I am glad you ask. Matthew 7:3 states, “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” Yes, before you can help somebody else with there sin and guide them to the light of truth, you have to be living in the truth yourself. Psalms 91:1 states, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” How can you help a sinner if you are not obeying the word of GOD? I believe King David helps clarify this situation in Psalms 51.
Now, before I explain this, let me give you a little history behind King David. David in the Hebrew language stands for “Well-beloved”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines well-beloved: Sincerely and deeply loved. This establishes the relationship between David and GOD. Remember, David is known as the man after GOD’s own heart. They could not talk about his GOD and live. He was more than willing to kill a man over GOD, just asks Goliath. David did not give him to much of a chance. Yet, through there close relationship David begin to slip into sin. And as David slip deep into sin, the peace of GOD was leaving him. When many of us get into this situation, we find it to be hard to regain that relationship GOD since the peace that you enjoy with GOD is gone. David begin about how straighten out his problems in the kingdom and his own personal problems. His solution to the problem was Psalms 51. This is when David asks GOD to make him over again.
Psalms 51 is David’s plea to GOD for forgiveness and his assistants for the current problem of ungodliness in the kingdom. David knew that he could not teach the word of GOD if his was sinning too. David went through five phases in order to get right with GOD.
Phase 1: Self-acknowledgement of Personal Sin
Psalms 51: 3-5 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Here David acknowledges his sin. He did not blame his sin on the world, like many of us do, nor blame the devil for his actions. He admitted that he was driving away by his own lust, and because of his sins and his relationship with GOD he realizes that he broke GOD’s heart. Did you know that GOD loves you so much, that it breaks his heart when you sin. Understand when you admit your sins before GOD and take responsibility for them he will bring peace back in your life.
Biblical Proof 1: Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.