From ICR: Secret Faults vs Presumptuous Sins

Directly from this site: https://www.icr.org/article/13458/June+3+-+Secret+Faults+vs.+Presumptuous+Sins


June 3, 2022
Secret Faults vs. Presumptuous Sins
“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)

David, the author of this majestic psalm of praise to God for His revelation of Himself and His nature, voices his own frustration at his inability to mold his life totally in accordance with God’s revealed plan. He recognizes and asks for God’s forgiveness for his failure to measure up, and asks for strength to avoid habitual sin patterns and willful rejection of God’s way.

God had already made a careful distinction between these types of sins. “The priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him….But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously…the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him” (Numbers 15:28, 30-31).

Paul also recognized such a difference. Keep in mind that all sin is abhorrent to God and must be repented of, resulting, of course, in His forgiveness. But Paul claimed that even his blasphemous, murderous persecution of the church was done “ignorantly in unbelief” (1 Timothy 1:13). His plea of ignorance did not excuse his guilt, but through it he “obtained mercy” (v. 13) and “grace” (v. 14).

This is a “pattern to [us] which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting” (v. 16). Let us not be guilty of willful, presumptuous sin, but on these occasions when we do fall, we can be thankful that our “longsuffering” (v. 16) Savior still affords us such mercy. JDM

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A unique opportunity is available for free from this site:

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Natural Pain Relievers

Sayer Ji is a medical / nutritional researcher. He is passionate about his subject, and has established a research database.

This morning’s article deals with the health effects of over-the-counter pain relievers, and suggests five natural alternatives. As always, he backs his information with research.

This short article is worth the read:

https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/6-natural-ibuprofen-alternatives-backed-clinical-research3

It is Here, with More to Come: Be Ready

I read the Denison Forum this morning, and my first thought was deep dismay. Oh, how we have fallen, and turned away from God! My heart grieves.

Dr Denison presents some interesting headlines, and comments in an unbiased manner. He then outlines what we, as Christians, may do in response:

  1. Read God’s Word
  2. Speak God’s Word in truth

I would add another: Pray. Pray without ceasing. Lift all this up to our Heavenly Father. Lift Him up in praise. Ask for wisdom and discernment, for yourself and for those in authority. Fall on your face before Him, confessing our sins, and claiming His mercy and forgiveness.

Here is the link to Dr Denison’s article:

Days of Praise Shared

I really enjoy the devotions / Bible meditations I receive from Institute for Creation Research. This is shared directly from their thoughts for today at https://www.icr.org/article/13165/

  January 19, 2022
Jacob’s Plain Life
“Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.” (Genesis 25:27)

Jacob has often been given a bad reputation for his deception of Isaac. He is branded a liar and worse, while the Scriptures describe him very differently. To begin with, the Hebrew word translated “plain” in our text is tam, everywhere else rendered as “perfect” or “upright.”

The same word is used most often by God Himself of Job—a “perfect” and “upright” man (Job 1:8). All other references in the Bible where tam is used verify this upright and undefiled character. The deception is not rebuked by God, and Jacob is honored by God far more than Isaac. In fact, Jacob is renamed “Israel” by God—hardly a punishment for a bad life, but rather a recognition of a great life (Genesis 32:28).

The sin of Isaac and Esau is infinitely greater. Esau has “sold” and “despised” the birthright (Genesis 25:33-34). Isaac would have given that blessing to Esau (Genesis 27:1-4) in spite of God’s plan (Genesis 25:23). The intention of Jacob and Rebecca was to prevent a horrible disobedience and catastrophe.

Jacob’s action gave him no temporal advantage and was taken at great personal risk. Jacob spent 20 years in exile and servitude to his wicked uncle Laban, 14 of them for Rachel and Leah (Genesis 29:20-29). While there, he endured the awful trickery of Laban, but God gave him 12 sons and at least one daughter (Genesis 29:31–30:24).

God’s intervention and Jacob’s careful attention to detail brought wealth and a growing confidence that God had turned his life around, providing the leadership his family needed to leave suddenly and go with confidence back to the land of Abraham (Genesis 31), having received personal assurance from God (Genesis 32:24-30).

May we all have the reputation of a “plain” life. HMM III

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Wardee Harmon is offering a 28-day challenge to start cooking healthy meals your family will love. The cost is $99.

From her email:

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Herbal Workshop Opportunity

I learned a LOT from Chris Dalziel, and wanted to share her recent opportunity with you.

The website to register: https://ultimatebundles.com/uhlb2021-webinar-registration/

From her e-mail:

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“My Lord and My God”

Today’s ‘Days of Praise’ devotional was, as it is every day, uplifting and thought-provoking. I thought this was especially so. from https://www.icr.org/articles/type/6

My Lord and My God

“And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God.” (John 20:28)

Thomas has been called “doubting Thomas” because of his initial reluctance to believe in the Lord’s resurrection, but neither the Lord nor the other disciples ever viewed him in such a light. His later ministry, as the first missionary/martyr to India, speaks clearly of his great faith.

It is only in John’s gospel that we have any specific insight into Thomas’ character. When the other disciples sought to dissuade Jesus from returning to Jerusalem, it was Thomas who urged, “Let us also go, that we may die with him” (John 11:16). Thomas understood the dangers awaiting them but was ready to go wherever Jesus desired him to go. In the upper room when Jesus spoke of going away, Thomas, still willing to go with Him anywhere, was the only one to ask, “Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5). Then, just a few hours later, the Lord had been crucified, and soon “the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews” (John 20:19) as they hid themselves in the upper room.

But Thomas was not hiding! The Scriptures do not say where he was when Jesus appeared in their midst, but he was not hiding there like the others. He may well have been out working or witnessing, doing whatever he could to follow the Lord, but he (like the others) had failed to understand Jesus’ promise that He would rise again.

When the other disciples reported that they had seen the resurrected Lord, Thomas, realizing the tremendous significance of such a miracle if it were true, insisted he must see the proof firsthand. Then, when he saw the Lord, he showed a higher comprehension of what had taken place than any of the others, as he whispered in awe: “My Lord, and my God!” HMM

Herbs and Essential Oils Bundle Offer

Just sharing an offer I got in my e-mail this morning. This is the bundle that changed my health life, and was worth every penny of the outrageously reasonable price. I highly recommend this. Also, through these offers, I have never been disappointed with the quality; and I know my e-mail address and info is safe.

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