The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.3

The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.3

The Morning Devotional for May 25, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 17.3

III. Nevertheless they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins;a and for a time continue therein:b whereby they incur God’s displeasure,c and grieve his Holy Spirit;d come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts;ehave their hearts hardened,f and their consciences wounded;g hurt and scandalize others,hand bring temporal judgments upon themselves.i

a. Mat 26:707274. • b. Psa 51 title and Psa 51:14. • c. 2 Sam 11:27Isa 64:579. • d. Eph 4:30. • e. Psa 51:81012Song of Songs 5:2-46Rev 2:4. • f. Isa 63:17Mark 6:5216:14. • g. Psa 32:3-451:8. • h. 2 Sam 12:14. • i. Psa 89:31-321 Cor 11:32.

 

The Morning Devotional: WCF 15.6

The Morning Devotional: WCF 15.6

The Morning Devotional for May 11, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 15.6

 

VI. As every man is bound to make private confession of his sins to God, praying for the pardon thereof,a upon which, and the forsaking of them, he shall find mercy;b so he that scandalizeth his brother, or the Church of Christ, ought to be willing, by a private or public confession and sorrow for his sin, to declare his repentance to those that are offended,c who are thereupon to be reconciled to him, and in love to receive him.d

a. Psa 32:5-651:4-57914. • b. Prov 28:131 John 1:9. • c. Psa 51 throughout; Josh 7:19Luke 17:3-4James 5:16. • d. 2 Cor 2:8.

Daily Prayer for February 2, 2023 (Psalm 32)

Daily Prayer for February 2, 2023 (Psalm 32)

Prayer: We thank you, our God, because you are kind and gracious, not treating us as our sins deserve. Like your servant of old, a man after your heart, we, too, know that we sin daily in thought, word, and deed. We are ashamed at how easily we transgress your law and wander from your commandments. Yet, you are our God who has rescued us from the dominion of sin and delight in forgiving us out of your great love for your Son and us. We know that you forgive us, not because there is anything worthy in us, but because you accept the perfect sacrifice of your only begotten Son who offered his life as a ransom for many. Indeed, holy Father, it pleased you from all eternity to purpose to send our Savior to rescue us. As helpless lambs, we often stray, but your Son is the lover of our souls and seeks us out and restores us to his pasture. Please help us, Father, to keep short accounts of sin. Please help us to forsake them and resist the temptation to cover them and hide them from you. Please give us peace as we acknowledge and confess our sin, knowing that you forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Because you are gracious to us, we can rejoice — and we do! We rejoice in you, our God, and your great salvation in Christ Jesus our Lord. These things we pray through his name only. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 32