July 9, 2017
It is important to understand how offensive sin is to a holy God, but how do we keep the awareness of our sinful state from sending us into spiritual despondency? Teaching on Psalm 130, Alistair Begg encourages us to follow the Psalmist’s example by crying out to Jesus and asking Him for mercy when we find ourselves in the depths of sin’s despair. It is only by turning away from ourselves and trusting in Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf that we will find the cure for our iniquity.
1Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
2O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
3If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
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