From the Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 33
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah Psalm 32:1-5
We can’t turn from something if we don’t turn to something else and we can’t conquer what is wrong if we don’t call it wrong. This thing of speaking is so significant. With our mouths, we call and call forth the life we live. It’s powerful! Conquering sin involves calling it what it is. When we call out wrong as wrong, we call forth right as right. There may be a lot of reasons why we did what we did but if we want to be free and forgiven, we must call wrong, wrong and right, right. There’s no freedom in calling out, cutting down or complaining about others. If we’re not happy, the problem is within ourselves. Wrong likes to cover itself with all the right excuses. The Psalmist said, “I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover up my iniquity…” Until we call it what it is, we will keep it as it is. We can make all sorts of excuses and blame whoever we want but if the house sticks, it’s because we’ve got a skunk in the mudroom. Admit it. God is ready to do the right thing in us and through us.