Saturday, August 24
Today's reading: Psalm 38:1-22
Throughout Psalm 38 David describes, with vivid imagery, the negative impact that sin has on our lives. The message is clear: When we choose to sin there will be consequences--spiritual consequences (our relationship with God is hindered), physical consequences ("no soundness in my flesh" and "no health in my bones" (vs.3)) and emotional and mental consequences ("I groan because of the tumult of my heart" (vs. 8)).
What from this psalm stood out to you most about the effects of sin, and why? When and how have you experienced the impact of unconfessed sin? When you asked God to forgive you (like David did in verse 18), what happened? In other words, how did you feel and how did it impact you? Tami
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