Lazaroo – Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jul 23, 2009 I Lazaroo.

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in sober humility:

“Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.”
(Judges 1:7)

These words fill me with horror, LORD.

By them, You remind me that every wrong I have ever done anyone – intentionally or unintentionally – was a sin against You.

Revenge belongs to You alone.

You have every right to pay me back for my lifetime of sin.

But that’s not what You want!

You long to erase the ugliness of my past.

Your heart aches to remove my sins from me as far as the east is from the west…

…if only I confess them to You.

O Jesus!

I repent!
I am so sorry!
I hate what I have done!
If only I could – I would go back and refuse to commit my sins against others…
…and against You.

Forgive me!

And please…do not repay me as my sins deserve.
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Psalms 51:1-10; Psalms 51:16-17; Leviticus 4:13; Romans 12:19; Romans 9:20-21; Deuteronomy 32:35; Ezekiel 18:23; Hosea 7:13; Psalms 103:8-14; 1 John 1:9; Romans 7:15; Acts 26:20

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Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. Ken Ferry Says:

    I never cease to be amazed at how something as seemingly natural as my sins result in something as unnatural as death and separation from my Creator, and how seemingly unnatural is the only “cure” for my sinfulness.

  2. Mary Ann Says:

    I, too, am so glad He is a God of grace; and I can have forgiveness rather than what I deserve. He never repays me like I need to be repaid for my sins/actions/inactions. But many times, in order to mature me as a Christian, He has allowed me to remember what I did to or said about a person when it comes back around to/happens to me. (The reap what you sow/goes around, comes around thing.) Thankfully, it does make me think sometimes; and I don’t do it again. With His grace, I can continue to mature as a Christian to the point where I won’t ever do it again.

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