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 present. God despises sin because He knows the magnitude of the consequences, the separation. God knew the sin David had committed hurt many people.
Do we ever consider that our sin is against God more than others? As a child of God, we are in His constant eyesight. There is nothing God can’t see but there is grace. The evil of the sin is done in His sight and when we know, the soul cries out. What we deserve is punishment and to live in God’s justice for the verdict of our sin.
Humility accepts the truth that sin is done in the sight of God, and there is no hiding. Until we recognize this truth, we can’t grasp the magnitude of our sin. Sin is treason against God −so do we ever stop to think about what we are saying to God when we sin? We are actually saying my judgment; in my opinion, my way is better. Have we ever sinned and thought my method is definitely better? Many people have thought life is all good until sin is uncovered. It could be its time to admit and confess like David. God, have we sinned?
Today in the Workplace
Is there any offense that needs confession?
Breaktime Bible Study: Offending God
- Read Today’s Breaktime
4 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
3. Answer the Questions
What is David saying about God? How is sin defined?
How do you define sin?
How does God view your sin?
What do you say to God when you sin?