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TEXT: Psalms 19:12B “…Cleanse me from secret faults.”

There are parts of yourself you can never see without God’s help. In one sense, you know yourself better than anyone else does. You alone have access to your inner thoughts, feelings and judgment. In another sense, you know yourself worse than anyone else does. Why? We rationalize, justify, minimize, forget, and embellished- and we don’t even know we’re doing it. We all fall for the self-serving bias. We claim too much credit and accept too little blame. We pay attention to experts who agree with our opinions, while ignoring or
discounting all evidence to the contrary. Our memories are simply faulty, they’re faulty in favour of our ego. The book Egonomics cites a survey in which 83 per cent of people where confident in their ability to make good decisions, but only 27 percent were confident in the ability of the people they worked closely with to make good decisions.
We are stunned when someone sees past our defenses into our souls. It’s not that they are geniuses, it’s just that we’re sitting in our own blind spot and without the work of the Holy Spirit within us, much of the time we can’t even see our shortcomings.
The Psalmist wrote: ‘How can I know all the sins lurking in my HEART? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me……” (vs. 12-14). This is a prayer you should pray—every day. Sincere believers endeavor to love and serve God with all their heart knowing we are still imperfect in this life. However, we may fall short of God’s will without knowing it and thus thanking Him for forgiveness and moving forward.

MEDITATION: Gal. 5:19-21, Rom.8:13-14

MK 14:1-36; 1KGS 8; HOS 9:17-10:15

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