Daily Reflections

A Fresh Glimpse

March 25, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. —Psalm 51:3

I’m guessing you’re probably not involved in some blatant act of spiritual rebellion. But if you’ve lived a basically moral life, one of your greatest struggles may come from not thinking of your own sins as being truly wicked.

When we cease to sense the seriousness of our sin, we also cease to be moved by the wonder of Christ’s atoning sacrifice on the cross. I know too well what it’s like to hear one more sermon, sing one more song, yet be strangely unstirred.

That’s why I’m so thankful for those moments when I’ve been overcome by what it cost Him to forgive sins I so casually commit. In the light of His holy presence, sins I had minimized seem monstrous instead.

I’m not suggesting God intends for His children to live under the weight of transgressions we’ve already confessed. But I’m convinced that periodically, every believer needs to be given a fresh glimpse of the corruption of indwelling sin, apart from which the cross of Christ ceases to be precious in our eyes.


The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings ©2012 Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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Make it Personal

Ask God to help you see your sin from His perspective. Then look with fresh wonder at the price Christ paid for that sin.