Survey Plan: Day 13

It is one of those topics that no one truthfully enjoys discussing. No one really wants to even say the word, but it must be said. It is the word "sin." What do we do with sin? What do we do about sin? What do we do when we sin? 

Read 2 Samuel 5-7, 11-13, 15, and 18

David. He was a shepherd boy. He was a killer of a giant. He was the king of Israel. He was a man after God's own heart. But do not forget that David was also a man. So, David was also sinful. He even said that "in sin did his mother conceive him" (If you have time go ahead and read Psalm 51 today as well.)

This Saturday is the day in the life of the church that is in between Good Friday, the day Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and Easter Sunday, the day Jesus rose from the grave on the first day of the week. Both days truly beg of us to ask ourselves if we are killing our sin or if our sin is killing us, because there is no in between. There is no monotony. 

Take and go back to 2 Samuel 12:13. My point is not to hammer home the sin of David, but rather i want us to take and look at his response. When David's sin is pointed out to him what does he do? He recognizes that he is being killed by his sin, so he does what we all must do. He repents from it. He turns completely away from it. He confesses his sin before God. He asks for forgiveness, and he turns from it. 

When you recognize your sin what do you do? Do you wallow in it? Do you think God will not or cannot forgive you? Because neither of those are true. Do you go ahead and keep on sinning acting oblivious to the obvious? Or are you like David, and you seek forgiveness and repentance?

Andrew Barnes