Tuesday, December 19, 2006

heart vs. sin

Michael posted this today, and I thought I'd comment on it.

If you know me, you know I'm a worrier. I'm also a jump-to-the-worst-case-scenario-er. I tend to carry any guilt I feel for a long time. It's endearing, right? Right?

Well, in any case, it's crazy to me that God looks through our sin and sees the heart over the sinner. It's awesome, and I'm grateful, but it's a crazy concept. God is good. Thank....God. :) I've been reading a lot of the old testament lately, and boy do I wish there was more editorial commentary. I was reading all about Samson in Judges recently, and there's one part where Samson stops in to visit a prostitute on his way somewhere.

"Now Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there, and went in to her. When the Gazites were told, "Samson has come here!" they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city." Judges 16:1-2

HELLO! Are we not going to talk about this? We're just going to skip right to the Gazites' plotting to kill him? Hmm........what did God think about this? What did Samson think about this? Did he feel guilty? Did he cry? A little? And then wipe his tears with his long long hair? Man. The Old Testament is something else, isn't it? I wonder if it's too ridiculous to ask God to tell me how Samson felt about the Gaza harlot.

"God, please tell me if Samson felt bad and if he had a repentant heart. Was he just feeling lonely?"

Ha ha. I'll ask. Maybe He'll tell me.

But seriously...I still struggle with the idea that God knows all my sin and still cares more about my heart towards him. I sure can't forget my mistakes. I want to work on that.

Plus it's Marti's birthday today!! Woop woop!

1 comment:

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