Daily Bible Podcast Day 035 – Exodus 37-38, Psalm 19, Acts 11

December 5, 2012 in Podcasts by Nathan


“The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.

They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.” ~Psalm 19:8-13

David brings up the point that we can be in error and not see it. We can sin unknowingly in addition to willfully. David asks to be held back from both. He uses an intersting phrase. “Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me.”

And isn’t that what happens? Our willful sins, at least mine, will eventually rule over me, making it harder to stop them, even when I want to. I know David’s words to be true from hard experience.

Lord, keep your servant from willful sins, may they not rule over me. Also forgive my hidden faults.

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