Daily Devotion – 21 March
But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your sin will find you out. - Numbers 32::23
We usually, some say always, pay for our mistakes. No matter how much we hope otherwise or how fast we run from them, they catch up with us. And we are held accountable.
Which truth has a purpose: It restricts us from "sinning more." For we know what happens.
The best way to avoid paying for our sins is, of course, not to commit them in the first place.
But we sin anyway, some among us more than others. So, what are we to do.
Accept responsibility is called for without question.
You thought Mom didn't see you steal a cookie from the cookie jar. But you forgot that she would surely note the cookie crumbs in your bed.
At that point, you're caught. No use lying, though many insist on doing so. "I didn't do it.!"
To my mind "accepting responsibility" is one of the key traits of a mature person. For from there you can make the necessary correction and maybe even not make the same mistake over and over.
Let' learn from our mistakes. That's our lesson for today. And I preach to myself!