By Pastor Lee Hemen
September 23, 2007 AM
Have you ever blown it so bad that you felt like no one could ever forgive you for what you did? I have. Often when we make a mistake it is hard for us to own up to “blowing it.” Why is that? I believe it is because of pride. We do not want to admit we blew it, and worse, we do not want to admit we were in sin. David blew it big time. He not only allowed temptation to take hold in his life, he willingly plotted the death of an innocent man to cover up his adultery. Confronted with his horrendous sin, David realizes that although he does not deserve God’s love and acceptance, he desperately needs God’s forgiveness.
Herein lies a truth that we often forget: God is holy and cannot have fellowship with that which is not holy. Holiness is not being good, nice, or even desiring to be good or nice. Holiness is not sinning. This Psalm of David’s, so eloquently written, teaches us what to do when forgiveness is needed. …