3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight— That You may be found just [a]when You speak, And blameless when You judge.
God is just, meaning he is perfectly righteous in the way he treats and interacts with his creation and David understood that. He says against you, you only have I sinned and done evil in your sight. The reality is that sometimes we excuse sin in our lives because other people are doing it and they seem to be ok and getting away with it.
The Bible tells us in the book of Romans that the wages of sin is death but the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ out Lord. As humans we sometimes excuse certain sins and we place a lot of gravity over others. The reality is that before God, sin is sin and its wages is death. Because God is just, because he is perfect in his judgement, then he sets the standard.
As believers we at times lean heavily on the truth that God is gracious and we forget an equally important truth that he is JUST and he shows no partiality. Sin MUST be judged.
God’s desire is that all should come to repentance because he knows what is at stake if we do not. Sometimes he will allow us to go though turmoil and pain for the sake of our eyes being opened so that we can come to repentance and realign our lives to his will.
Hosea 6:1 NKJV
6 Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will [a]bind us up.
Just like David, you and I must recognize that sin is an affront to God no matter how small the sin may seem in our eyes. Think about this, Adam did not sleep with another mans wife, neither did he kill somebody nor did he steal from anyone, sins we may consider to be huge. He simply ate a fruit that he was told not to eat. Now to us it may seem like a small excusable mistake that one should not fuss about, but look where it got us.
Sin no matter how small is deadly and its purpose it to subdue you and kill you.
God is just and a blameless judge but he is also full of grace and mercy. May we not take his mercy and grace for granted and may we remember that if we confess our sin he is faithful and just to forgive us of all our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness!
One more thing, in the same manner, God is also Just in the way he rewards.
10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and [a]labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
What are some sins you entertain because you consider them to be trivial and not much of a big deal?
God is full of grace and mercy and he is also longsuffering but he is also just!
What does that mean to you?
“Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight”. Who sets the standard for right and wrong in your life?