Presumed Guilty

March 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Posted in Selected Psalms | 2 Comments
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God has revealed Himself to us in creation and in His Word (the Bible). These are what we might call “external” revelations of God. God has also revealed Himself within us (internal revelation).

It’s good to see God around us. It’s better to have a revelation of God in our hands (the Bible). It’s better still to get the knowledge of God’s revelation into our heads. But the best is to get the revelation of God down into our hearts – where it transforms us.

There is a revelation of God in every heart (the moral law), but the more revelation we get from the Bible, God’s moral laws, and Biblical teaching, the more of our sins we see. Before this happens to us, they are sins of ignorance.

Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

Psalm 19:12-13 (emphasis added)

Presumptuous sins are sins we are fully aware of and intend to commit knowing we are doing them.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 19:14

We need a Redeemer to save us from presumptuous sins. Jesus Christ is that Redeemer.


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