Confess Sin to God
How serious is sin? Today’s reading (Psalms 51-57) helps us answer that question. We live in a time when even the concept of sin is politically incorrect, a relic of a bygone era. Not everyone agrees. A couple years ago, Huffington Post blogger William Bradshaw asked “What happened to sin?” Bradshaw argued that society has gone off course as a result of ignoring God’s law.
David committed adultery, fraud, and murder. He was caught and confronted. To his credit, he confessed and repented. His thorough heartfelt prayer is recorded for us in Psalm 51. He gives us an example of the pain which sin causes and the remedy for it.
Sin is not just serious; it is lethal. But God calls us to confess our sin, to repent and to believe the good news of forgiveness and eternal life through Christ.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].