Today I was reading Psalm 51 and I wanted to share what I got from it with you guys. This Psalm was written by David after he committed adultery with Bathsheba. The Psalm was David’s plea to God for mercy, forgiveness and cleansing.
If you have read my previous blog post you will know I wrote a bit about guilt, shame and condemnation. I mentioned they weren’t from God. But I believe as a child of God when you sin there should be a good type of guilt which is basically conviction. I feel like David had this conviction when writing this psalm. David was a King but even he understood that there will be consequences to his actions, in verse 4 it says… ‘against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
As human beings after we sin, we try to move on, hope life just continues as normal and God will fix everything. But there are consequences to our actions. If we consider sexual sin… the consequences can be broken friendships/relationships, baby daddy/mummy issues, gossip, soul ties, secrets etc. King David’s life is a classic example of the consequences of sexual sin. Yes, God loves you and his plans for you are good. But we have free will. He has given us the freedom to choose between good and evil just like Adam and Eve (Genesis 3). If you choose to sin there will be consequences. It’s just like a parent telling their child not to touch a hot pot. If the child knowing the pot is hot still decides to touch it, they will get burnt and learn the hard way (I know a bit harsh but it’s the truth). I believe that is what God does to us on a regular basis. If we are not willing to be obedient and we continue to intentionally sin there will be serious consequences.
Some of us are more rebellious than others and like to flirt with sin regularly because we think God will forgive us. This is a dangerous game! As children of God we are called to be led by God and not by our flesh… those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God (Romans 8:14). So before you sin, think about the consequences. Is it really worth it? Remember you are worth more.
Just once will hurt