"For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me." (Psalm 51:3)
The primitive root for the Hebrew word translate “know” is that which is properly ascertained by seeing. David journals in song that his sin was clearly obvious to him. It was as though his sin was stationed right before his eyes.
Psalm 51 is a message of brokenness and repentance, v.17. Those are necessary for restored fellowship with the Lord. Once sin is purged, cleaned by the washing of the Lord, the joy of salvation and emotional well-being are renewed, vv.8,12. All this begins with seeing one’s sin.
We gather each Sunday that we might render our worship to the Lord with giving, singing, reading of scripture, and hearing the word. For the Lord God is worthy of worship. However, if your sin is stationed before your eyes come with a broken heart. Take advantage of the solemn moments before the Call to Worship and get your sin settled through the Savior.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9
-- E. C. Malone 06/14/15