Maybe we did it once, but neglected to keep it up.
This could alter the course of our lives.
"Be sure your sin will find you out." It sounds superstitious. It sounds false. Is it?
The Lord? Violent? Bloodthirsty? Our internal alarm bells are going off. It's time we listen to them.
You know how they say "forgive, but don't forget"? Thank God He doesn't think like we do.
As we stand at our fence, greedily arguing with ourselves and with God, we're ignoring everything God has already given us inside His boundaries.
We can't be perfect. We will never stop making mistakes. But that's not what sin is. Sin has never been a mistake. Sin is a choice.
Look at us. Doubting. Unsure. Lukewarm. Embarrassed. What if it didn't have to be this way?
If you're wondering if you're blocking your blessing, maybe this is one way of sussing it out.
When I was younger, I prayed earnestly and seriously that God would help me be good. It didn't work. How did Rahab do it?