February 7—Failure
The word for today is failure.
“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope” (Ps. 130:1-5).

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death” (Prov. 14:12).

“Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner” (Prov. 13:6).

“‘Do not be afraid,’ Samuel replied. ‘You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart’” (1 Sam. 12:20).

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland” (Isa. 43:18-19).

“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea” (Mic. 7:18-19).

“Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin” (Ps. 51:2).

“Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him” (Ps. 32:10).

Prayer: Lord, I want to sing to You this morning: “There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins; and sinners plunged beneath that flood, lose ALL their guilty stains.”