Monday, December 31, 2007
It's New Year's Eve.
from Psalm 51 (the NIV version)
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight,
from Psalm 51 (the Message version)
8 Tune me in to foot-tapping songs, set these once-broken bones to dancing. ... 10 God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
This psalm was written after Nathan had the guts to tell David what he had done wrong when he had committed adultery with Bathsheba and arranged to have her husband killed. Terrible wrongs that hurt many people. But David knows his greatest sin was against God.
Sins that hurt "only ourselves" are also sins against God.
This is a good time for a "Genesis week from the chaos of my life."