Just This Once (Psalm 19:13)

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The Bible has many examples of those who knew better but who chose to break God’s rules. From boyhood, David had meditated on the law of God while he tended his sheep. He knew that the seventh commandment condemned adultery, yet when he saw a beautiful woman bathing he used his royal power to take the wife of Uriah for his own. This sin resulted in terrible consequences (2 Samuel 11-12).

The psalmist wrote: “Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins” (Psalm 19:13). Have you felt tempted to do something “just this once” even though you knew it was wrong? Glancing at Internet pornography, “borrowing” money from an account at work, or stretching the truth may each seem life an isolated activity but can lead to terrible consequences. With God’s help, turn from sin and find His way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13). – Dennis Fisher

 Prone to wander – Lord, I feel it;

Prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,

Seal it for Thy courts above. – Robinson

 

Temptation will knock at your door; don’t ask them to stay for dinner!

  • June 5, Vol. 20, Our Daily Bread
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