God’s Word for Today: Iniquity
Iniquity in a nutshell, can be defined as, falling short. For some reason, my bank account seems to have an iniquity all its own. You would think after the summation of many years, the monetary balance would self-correct. But alas, I believe my own iniquities greatly affect the bottom line on my Bank statement iniquities.
Who even came up with the word iniquity? Why does it have to exist? Falling short is a very mild definition of our word today. Most would put this word under the synonyms of unfairness, gross injustice, or wickedness. Ouch. Ugly word, ugly meaning, unmentionables we really don’t want to have to discuss. I would much rather use today’s word to make fun of my Bank account.
Psalm 25:11. For the sake of your name Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
This verse is laying it right out there on the line. Is it a confession of guilt? Probably. But, it is more of an admittance to our short comings. Small, medium, or great, iniquities are iniquities, and the author of this Psalm lays it out there for all to see. No excuses, no blame, no justification. A simple prayer to our loving Father stating, “I fall short Lord, and sometimes I really fall short”. I like how perfect of a picture it paints to human nature.
Today, try not to focus on this word iniquity. Take it at face value. Admit it has happened, it does happen, and it will happen. Hand this truth over to God, accept His loving Grace and Forgiveness through the Gift of our Lord Jesus Christ. Then, move on. Amen and amen.