Sin takes many forms. Pride, greed, lust, envy, and more. But all sin leads to bondage. All sin imprisons us. And even as Christians, our enemy continues to set traps of temptation for us, hoping to bind us once again. And every time, it is God Who breaks us free, on our day of salvation, and each time we stumble. And when He rescues us, His glory is revealed when others see us living liberated lives.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of The LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the Earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but The LORD rises upon you and His glory appears over you. Amen. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.” Isaiah 60:1-5
And we pray:
O Lord God, thank You for saving me and rescuing me from my bondage to sin. Sometimes, I stumble or wander back into those familiar chains. Please break me free once again and guard my heart and life. Surround me with Your righteous ones, so that I may be better defended against the enemy as I move forward proclaiming the goodness of Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Again the psalmist begged God to help him escape from his overpowering enemies. He felt imprisoned, with no escape possible if God failed to save him. If God did deliver him he would thank the Lord, and other godly people would join David in his praise because of God’s abundant goodness.
For those worried about The grace of God. Remember this! Yes! David was a Man of God. His pursuits and dependence on God qualified him as an ancestors of The Lord- Jesus! Not much more can be said….hold on! Once, in resting on the roof of the royal palace he saw and sinned! He was not right in The Sight of God! God sent a prophet to warn David that ALL his errors were Known.
Yet. David turned around – sought The LORD and was forrgiven. Key here is that we are Known thoroughly! Even our thoughts. Imagine, thinking about something that would be wrong in The Eyes of God – Who Knows ALL and not doing it (a temptation) STAND in and on The Word and recieve your due reward, Amen.