Last week, December 31, 2017, we began a new sermon series entitled Get Fit Spiritually, and we began looking at how to make our days and lives count. C. T. Studd wrote the poem, “Only One Life, Twill Soon be Past” which declares “Only one life, twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”
If only what is done for Christ will last, we should desire to Get Fit Spiritually so that we can introduce our family, friends, co-workers and many others to Christ.
Today we are going to learn from the life of King David that we must understand the seriousness of sin, and the truth that we can never just “cover” our sins, or try to hide our sins. We are told in Proverbs 28:13 that “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”
A foundational subject for any believer to Get Fit Spiritually is the matter of confessing our sings. One of the key truths that a believer must learn is how to biblically deal with sin. If personal sin is not confessed and cleansed from our lives, we will never be a person after God’s own heart, as was David.
In Psalm 51 we will learn that regardless of the sin, all our sin is against a Holy God. The only way to be forgiven of our sin is to cry out for God to have mercy on us, and to cleanse us of our sin.