Psalm 51:1-3 (NKJV) Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Knowing that David is a man after God’s heart, do I make the assumption that he is constantly in sin, or that he recognizes that the flesh is at enmity with the Spirit?
I got this from Quoar.com for your consideration
This indicates that a person is constantly aware of or personally convicted of their shortcomings and wrongs.
For a believer it could be either a constant state of self-accusation (condemnation=the pointing finger) or conviction whereby he is made aware of sin in his life and this is usually beneficial because it leads to repentance and a change of ways to comply with Holiness.
The Bible tells us that if we are in Christ (believers) there is, according to 1 John 1:9 NO condemnation because our sins WERE forgiven when Jesus paid the price of sin on the cross, so that WE. who sinned, do not have to. WE owe nothing because we are in Christ!!! Now THAT is what true love is all about; a person may think of restoring a nice guy who sinned, but Jesus substituted His spotless, sinless Self for hateful cruel people who were wicked rebellious and Godless, and who hated Him wanting to do Him harm. (John 3:16-17) so that they could be reconciled to God and have eternal life.
So, then your phrase also implies that the person carries sin-guiltiness themselves and has not been able to forgive themselves or to then partake of the forgiveness of God i.e. they carry it not realizing that God carried it and paid for it and that they could live life as a free man; completely justified (justified=just as if I never sinned)
It is interesting to realize that many who live like this do so thinking that their holding the pain and guilt will serve to pay the price for their sins…but men cannot pay the price of sin since Jesus did a complete work, and man can add nothing to what is already a complete process. and how His own last words in the cross virtually summed it up as He said, “It is finished”.
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