Day 38: Leviticus 4-6; Matthew 25:1-30

On Sunday, Pastor Deserea had us all say, "No!" Basically anything that is unlike God, displeases Him, or keeps us from an unbroken relationship with Him is to be avoided at all costs. Likewise, she had us all say, "Yes!" to the limitless possibilities in embracing Christlikeness. Early on in the wilderness journey, Israel encountered God's awesome holiness. We read the fear and awe accounts. In our reading today we are reminded how in our fallenness, we can unknowingly offend God's holiness by our actions. What are we to do when our ignorance is revealed to us? One of the ways we say, "Yes!" to God is by dealing with our hidden faults and ignorant sins. Actually, we confess them to God, and He deals with them in loving forgiveness and cleansing. Then, we pray with the Psalmist: "Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression." (Psalm 19:12-13, ESV).

Such a humble response is where God has free reign to re-mold us into His image, into Christlikeness, into holiness. E.M. Bounds wrote: "God dwells in the lowly places. He makes lowly places often the most high places to the praying soul."
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Natalie Barringer - February 7th, 2023 at 9:22am

Those hidden faults of mine are worrisome. All I can do is give them to the One that knows what they are - and can help me.





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