Psalm 19:13 “Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression”.
I will be honest and confess, it is reported that this is good for the soul: there have time that I have deliberately considered the pros and cons of doing something, and at times it is really so mischievous to the point of being sinful and I have gone ahead and done it. Then I have relished the intricacies involved in what I have done and felt a sense of accomplishment at being bad. Shortly after this euphoric feeling, my spirit drops in realization that it was bad.
I then go into the phase of repentance and feeling bad about doing something so great which was wrong all along. I know, it is quite confusing, but sin is like that in a nutshell. It makes you feel good, it engages your senses, allow you to feel indomitable then you face your sense of doom and wrongness and you are at the stage that if you don’t repent your conscious will literally beat you to a frazzle.
Anyone ever been there with these little whips which beat us into submission when we dare to walk contrary to what is right?
Our sin nature needs no encouragement to do badly, it does it all by itself and is happy when it gets the upper hand in getting you to do something bad. Paul it was who said, when he tried to do good, evil presented itself. In the alternate, doing good or loving can take much out of a person especially when dealing with individuals who cherish having an aggravating spirit.
I believe the challenge for all of us as individuals and people called to “love” is to love. The person or situation might be hateful, but we are called to love. Let not sin have dominion over our ability to be Christ like and take away the joy of who we can be in this life.
Really, it is easy to sin; easy to turn a blind eye when situation dictates paying attention to a circumstance. It is so easy to ignore people who are in need and when you get right down to it, it is sinful.
My desire is that God will keep all of us from presumptuous sins in our lives.
Trivia: Which three individuals did God approach and say, “let me talk to y’all for a minute, meet me outside”?