We need to talk.

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 51; 1 John 1:9 (Day One)
  “Have mercy on me, O God. . .For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.  Against you, and you only have I sinned.”  (Psalm 51:1, 3-4)  We need to talk!  Ever had a friend say this to you?  Something hurtful has entered the relationship.  Anger.  Disagreement. Left unaddressed this tension will weaken the friendship and possibly destroy it.  Only an honest, vulnerable conversation can deal with the disappointment and restore trust.  Same with God.  It is called confession.  Not to priest, but to God Himself, by means of prayer.  The subject?  Sin.  Hard?  Yes.  Embarrassing?  Yes.  Necessary?  Yes.  Psalm 51 may be the best know prayer of confession in the world.  After his affair with Bathsheba, after he murders his friend to cover-up, David comes clean in a conversation with God.  We all have much to learn from his example.  Listen carefully, friend, you may hear the Lord say, “We need to talk.”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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