Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Let me throw this out. It is not quite fully thought out so take it with a grain of salt... A big grain.
Our churches and religious leaders prompt us toward "perfection" or "sinlessness". Part of my scripture reading today was from Psalm 27. David was, as we know, far from sinless. He was, however, considered "A man after God's heart".
This verse rang out today...
Psalm 27:4 (TNIV)One thing I ask from the LORD,this only do I seek:that I may dwell in the house of the LORDall the days of my life,to gaze on the beauty of the LORDand to seek him in his temple.
What if, what God really wants from us is not sinlessness (he has that covered -- literally) but for us to desire him.
We often desire or worry about all sorts of things we think are worthwhile or even "holy". We worry about our theology, our "sin" state, our jobs, our homes, our kids, our church. The list goes on. What if our focus was purely on seeking the Lord.
God forgave David's sin. In fact, only the matter with Uriah was counted against him according to scripture. That being the case, if we are truly seeking the Lord, we might be surprised how little God cares about the sin against us.