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Who Can Understand His Errors? (2 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
We know so very LITTLE of this physical universe, and of the spiritual world around us, and yet some people act as though they know everything, as though they have already graduated and are already in heaven. When you see a man giving up his Bible study, he is saying, "I don't need to know the Bible. I know all I need to know." Giving up his study of Salvation, "I am satisfied about this matter and I'm not in any danger so I'll just coast on in." Or not praying, "I don't need to pray. I don't need God every moment in my life."
You see? How little we know of THE SPIRITUAL REALM, and how little we know of the DEPTHS of our own hearts and souls, and what a tragedy that is. We live only on the crust of this earth, like little ants. So it is in SPIRITUAL things. We DO NOT KNOW the depths of iniquity in our own souls, and that goes for the best Christians, the holiest saints that have ever walked this earth. Every child of God can say with the Apostle Paul, "Only by the Grace of God I am what I am." That ought to take away all pride. You see somebody stumble, and you say, "I wouldn't do that." Yes, you would, but for the grace of God. I've said it before and I'll say it again: ANYBODY can do any sinful thing that ANY OTHER sinner and son of Adam has ever done, except for the Grace of God. We need God's grace with us every step of the way. Every man is a mass of iniquity. No man knows the depths of his sin.
"Who can UNDERSTAND his errors?" One man translates it, "Who can KNOW his errors?" Another says, "Who can DETECT his sins?" "Who can DISCERN his sins?"
Multiplicity of Sin
Who can determine how many sins we sin in a year, in a day, in an hour, in a minute? Ah, friends, our THOUGHTS and IMAGINATIONS are sinful. Some people count it SIN only when you commit some terrible thing. They think, "I'm not a sinner, for I've never murdered anybody." How foolish. God says a hateful attitude ...
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