Psalm 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
Have you ever heard the phase “there is trouble on every side” or “trouble is everywhere?” In today’s world, it seems to be so. We turn on the radio and hear someone using vulgar language. On TV, sinful lifestyles are not only portrayed but also applauded. In advertising today, sex is used to sell everything from shampoo to underwear. Wickedness seems to prevail on the street, in our workplace, in our towns, and even now in some churches, which have seemingly turned a blind eye to the truths that are written in scripture. Sadly, with sin so prevalent in today’s world we find ourselves tempted, and yes even falling into some of this worldly life from time to time. However, for the true Christian this is quickly followed by a time of sorrow for our sin and shame in front of God and others
The psalmist had the right feelings when he cried to the Lord “iniquities prevail against me.” His sin became an overwhelming burden to carry. Nevertheless, the last part of the verse can make the first part null and void by the blood of Jesus Christ.
There are not a lot of places we can look any longer and not see sin, except up. Look up to Jesus. If you have trusted in Him as Lord and Saviour, the Bible says He is the Author and the Finisher of your faith. Ask Him for forgiveness, walk away from the sin in your life, and He shall truly, “purge them away.” Jesus paid it all.
James Nicholson penned the words in a song by the same name that fits so well here. “Whiter than snow, yes whiter than snow; now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.” Even so Lord Jesus. Amen.
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Isaiah 62-64 / Psalm 65 / Proverbs 9 / John 8
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