June 16 Rebuke and Restoration

Scripture reading: Psalm 51:1–19

Key verse: Job 4:8

Even as I have seen,

Those who plow iniquity

And sow trouble reap the same.

Can you get away with sin?

Sin is disobedience. Disobedience is a violation of God’s Word and ways. Violating His commands places you in confrontation with God’s character, which is the foundation for all His decrees.

Thus, when you sin, small or large, you sin against God Himself—holy, perfect, and just. In His righteousness, He is compelled to deal with your iniquity. Ignoring your sin would be tantamount to changing God’s immutable character and attributes, which He has declared cannot happen.

You can always depend on God to remain the same. When you obey Him, you can expect His blessings. Similarly, when you disobey Him you can anticipate His correction. God’s unvarying character is your cornerstone and compass. His chastisement for sin is certain and sure, but always given with loving discipline.

Your parents might have condoned certain actions when you were a child. In reality, they were not doing you a favor. God does not overlook any sin. His holiness is your foundation for Christian growth. His rebuke and restoration keep you on His course, protecting you from even greater disaster.

Dear Lord, thank You for rebuking my sin to keep me from greater disaster. I praise You for restoration through the blood of Jesus Christ.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 175). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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