12 How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.13 Keep your servant from deliberate sins!
Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin.14 May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
The Lord accepts us whatever we do, whoever we are, and however we decide to behave. But, I think this passage really backs up what I’ve been feeling lately: to not be controlled by my sin. Of course I am going to sin, but that doesn’t mean I have to live by it and take my identity from it. I cannot change my ways on my own, I need the Lord for that. I think the biggest area I struggle with is thought life. Many sins are committed there, but I don’t want that to be the way I think. I want to think righteous things! I want my thought to be focused on others through encouragement, ways to love them, and what to talk to them about.
It’s something else, trusting the Lord in your life… But trusting in the Lord with your thought life, to me, is unthinkable.
See what I did there… lol.
I guess there’s a lot of stuff you can get from this passage, but that’s what I’ve been going through and what I feel like I needed to hear… It’s kind of crazy how the Word works like that. It isn’t “up for interpretation” in the modern sense, rather it’s applicable to everything… for the most part. I think.