(November 11, 2014)
Sometimes the scriptures are wonderful because they speak peace to your soul and sometimes they are wonderful because they pointedly (even painfully) demonstrate exactly how you are failing at a given time. As I read through these chapters, I was given a very clear understanding of the way that I was failing to walk the path of discipleship that I have chosen.
First, I was pointedly reminded that even though I had been given a great blessing in being forgiven of significant sins in my immediate past, for some reason I had never gone to the Lord in humble gratitude for that forgiveness. If anything, I had almost a sense of pride that I had escaped the sin rather than a proper understanding that the Lord had saved me from both the sin and the consequences of the sin. I immediately repented of this ingratitude and apologized to the Lord.