READING: Psalm 32, 51, 86, 122
TEXTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY: Some of these psalms deal with cries for forgiveness, and they express both the agony of the burden of sin and the joy of forgiveness. Because God’s forgiveness is intense, confession — even when it’s hard — can be sweet. Carrying the burden of sin thus makes little sense, as God graciously and lovingly waits to forgive us.
1. The burden of sin can be severe.
For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me.
For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, rich in faithful love to all who call on You.
PRAYER: Let’s pray that we would never harbor sin nor allow the guilt of sin to consume us before we seek God’s forgiveness. May confession be sweet today.
TOMORROW’S READING: 2 Samuel 13-15