1. O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2. For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.
3. There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
Sinning is not easy because you must strive with the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. This is what King David was experiencing above. His conscience was burdened.
Having a burdened and guilty conscience is, in essence, the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. This is actually a good thing, believe it or not; because it is designed to get us to recognize our wrongs and repent from them. This way, God can forgive us and we may be restored in our relationship with Him.
What’s not good is if we resist our guilty conscience. Then the force of it dissipates until we no longer feel guilty of sinning. This is what it means to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. This is the unpardonable sin; because God can’t forgive you for what you don’t repent from and confess to Him.
Therefore, the next time you suffer from a guilty conscience, make sure to make amends with God and right your wrongs as soon as possible. Procrastination is a tool of the devil that can cost you your salvation.
Ps. 25:8 – “Good and upright is the Lord: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.”
People are so quick to judge the character of God, sometimes. They say God allows evil; therefore, God must be evil to some extent. No! That couldn’t be farther from the truth. King David here, writes, “Good and upright is the Lord: …” God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good. Make no doubt about it!
God is so good that he is willing to forgive us for our sins and lead us in His way; if only we are willing. Who else is that good? I mean, really. Put it into perspective. We killed His Son, Jesus, by our sins. Yet, God is willing to forgive us for that if we just repent from our sins and confess them to Him. Not only that, He wants to bring us into His family. He wants to lead us, to teach us; like a loving father leads and teaches his son. Let me not hear such nonsense that a God willing to do that for us is evil.
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