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Archive for January 2020

Offending God

 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; So you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Psalm 51:4 David understood he was a child of God and knew God could see all and know all. He knew that God was offended when sin is…

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Breaktime: No Denying the Truth

 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Psalm 51:3 David could have denied his sin; he could have lied about his wrong.  He could have blamed Bathsheba for enticing him on the rooftop. He could have blamed his upbringing. But instead, he owned his sin and didn’t try to justify…

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Breaktime: The Conscience

The Conscience Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2 David is asking God to do something that only God can do. Without God’s inward cleansing, there would be no other way. David could have tried to outweigh his bad with his good and therefore try to ease his conscience. He could…

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Breaktime: Conscience

The Conscience Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2 David is asking God to do something that only God can do. Without God’s inward cleansing, there would be no other way. David could have tried to outweigh his bad with his good and therefore try to ease his conscience. He could…

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Breaktime: Mercy Mercy

   Mercy Mercy Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1 This Psalm walks through David’s acknowledgment of his sin with Bathsheba. The grief of his sin was so intense that it harmed even his physical condition. He looks to God and asks…

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Breaktime: Sacrifice of Thankfulness

Sacrifice of Thankfulness 22 “Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you: 23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me,  and to the blameless I will show my salvation.”  Psalm 50:22-23 It is time to make a sacrifice of thankfulness even though life isn’t fair and…

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Breaktime: The Time is Coming

The Time is Coming 21 When you did these things and I kept silent, you thought I was exactly like you. But I now arraign you and set my accusations before you. Psalm 50:21 Many may think because they don’t hear God that they are in good condition. Many may believe because they are doing what everyone else…

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Breaktime: Forgiving Family

Forgiving Family 20 You sit and testify against your brother and slander your own mother’s son. Psalm 50:20 It is difficult to imagine a family slandering one another. It is hard to fathom families using their words to destroy each other, but we all know this happens every day. Even loved one’s hearts can become so…

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Breaktime: Beginning with the Heart

    Beginning with the Heart You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit. Psalm 50:19 Our spiritual health often is judged by the words we speak.  For out of the abundance of the heart, a man speaketh. Matthew 12:34  The words we say reveal the condition of our heart. When our…

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Breaktime: Staying Away

Staying Away When you see a thief, you join with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers. Psalm 50:18 The Psalmist is clearly revealing what sin looks like and the choices we have. In this verse, we have thievery, adultery, and unfortunately, these sins, in some form, are accepted in our world. We are surrounded…

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