Sweet Fragrance of Grace – Daily Devotion

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HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO
COVER UP A MUSTY SMELL WITH AIR FRESHENER? NO MATTER HOW MANY
CANS YOU USE, THE FRAGRANCE WILL ALWAYS
SERVE AS A COVER UP. KING DAVID ABUSED HIS POWER
BY COMMITTING ADULTERY AND PLANNING THE MURDER
OF A WOMAN’S HUSBAND. THE MURDER WAS SUPPOSED TO
COVER UP WHAT HE HAD DONE, BUT GOD KNEW ABOUT IT. HE SENT A REPRESENTATIVE
TO CONFRONT DAVID. FINALLY, DAVID UNCOVERED
HIS SIN BY ACKNOWLEDGING IT, CONFESSING IT AND
REPENTING OF IT, AND GOD FORGAVE DAVID. YOU COULD SAY THAT
GOD REMOVED THE SOURCE OF THE STENCH
IN DAVID’S LIFE. WHEN WE SIN, IT IS FUTILE
TO COVER IT UP WITH SILENCE, OUTWARD PIETY OR DECEIT. THE STENCH OF
OUR DISOBEDIENCE WILL ALWAYS SEEP THROUGH
THE VENEER OF OUR HEARTS. INSTEAD, BY ACKNOWLEDGING
AND EXPOSING THE RUBBISH IN
OUR HEARTS TO GOD, WE CAN EXPERIENCE
THE REMOVAL OF OUR SIN AND THE SWEET FRAGRANCE OF
GOD’S GRACE AND FORGIVENESS.

 

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