Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"Sin never dies of old age."

    We're finishing up the book of 2 Samuel in our Bible study tomorrow.  Going back over the stories of David's life, I've been reminded of several lessons, one of which is encouraging.  I find it encouraging to know that the man known as "a man after God's own heart" is not perfect.  He messed up...big time and not just one time.  With all of his faults and failures, David still recognized his need for God's forgiveness, grace, restoration, and blessing.
     In the book, Adventuring Through the Bible,"  Ray Stedman makes an important point about sin:
...our old nature is always there, ready to spring into action the moment we cease to rely upon the Spirit of God.  Sin never dies of old age.  No matter how long you walk with God, it is still possible to fall.The only thing that maintains the spiritual life is the quiet, day-by-day, moment-by-moment walk in faith.
    This is a reminder for me to be even more intentional with my time alone with God.

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