“The Law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much pure gold;
Sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, Your servant is warned by them;
In keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
Also keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me;
Then I will be innocent,
And I will be blameless of great wrongdoing.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:7-14 NASB)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7 NASB)
God’s word instructs us in God’s ways and the benefits of living by them. God’s laws give us the Knowledge of sin, weakness and limitations. God’s grace answers whosoever asks to overcome. God’s Spirit makes Christ’s servants innocent and blameless of great wrongdoing. God’s will for His children is holiness, sanctification, the new man walking in the Spirit. How sad to hear a Christian acknowledge that they sin multiple times throughout their day. That confession makes me wonder about their understanding of God’s purpose in their salvation.
“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not just hearers who deceive themselves.” (James 1:22 NASB)