Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

    And in sin my mother conceived me.

It seems every day we turn on the news there are more needless deaths and tragedy.  It always surrounds us.  Why does this occur?  Why doesn’t God do something about it?

King David, who had ordered the murder of Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, to cover up for his sin understood why.  We are born with a sin nature.  Watch two children who want the same toy, and you see it.  Sin nature doesn’t have to be taught; it exists in us naturally.

God is holy, righteous, just, and sovereign, so why does He allow evil?  The most likely reason is because choice is required for created beings to exercise free will.  If we could not choose right or wrong it would prevent development of a meaningful relationship with our creator.  Without choice we be programmed robots.  God expects us to have a true relationship with Him.  For that we must be able to choose.

There is coming a day when sin will not have its hold on us.  Revelation 21:4 states “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”  We will dwell with him in perfect holiness.

Until then we have work to do.  We are to be lights to a lost and dying world.  We must pray for the afflicted as well as ourselves.  Just as David did we pray for clean hearts.  I pray for you and your family.  That we all are physically and spiritually safe until His glorious return.

God bless,


Psalm 51

    1      Have mercy upon me, O God,

    According to Your lovingkindness;

    According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,

    Blot out my transgressions.

    2      Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

    And cleanse me from my sin.

    3      For I acknowledge my transgressions,

    And my sin is always before me.

    4      Against You, You only, have I sinned,

    And done this evil in Your sight—

    That You may be found just when You speak,

    And blameless when You judge.

    5      Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

    And in sin my mother conceived me.

    6      Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,

    And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

    7      Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

    Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

    8      Make me hear joy and gladness,

    That the bones You have broken may rejoice.

    9      Hide Your face from my sins,

    And blot out all my iniquities.

    10      Create in me a clean heart, O God,

    And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

    11      Do not cast me away from Your presence,

    And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

    12      Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,

    And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

    13      Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,

    And sinners shall be converted to You.

    14      Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,

    The God of my salvation,

    And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.

    15      O Lord, open my lips,

    And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.

    16      For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;

    You do not delight in burnt offering.

    17      The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,

    A broken and a contrite heart—

    These, O God, You will not despise.

    18      Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;

    Build the walls of Jerusalem.

    19      Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,

    With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;

    Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.