Trapped…

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Proverbs 7: 3 When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions.

Two things about this verse get my attention this morning:

1. “When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us” is such a vivid description of someone who WANTS to do what is right, yet falls into sin anyway. Now that we believers have received the gift of the Spirit living in us, sent by Jesus himself as he ascended to heaven, we have a source of strength and power that the writer of the proverbs did not. That said, we can still be trapped by iniquity. I know I can. You too?

2. “you forgive our transgressions” expresses the heart of the Father who, though we sin against him, forgives us and restores us to right relationship with him. We don’t deserve forgiveness, but we receive it with thankful hearts. That is called grace.

Gracious God, the power of sin is strong indeed. We understand with our minds that we are to avoid sin, and often we do. But there are times when we succumb to temptation. We knowingly walk away from your will and your ways. This morning we, again, confess our sin before you as for your forgiveness. Cleanse us from all unrighteousness and restore us as your beloved children. For we ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

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