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Verse:

Also keep back your servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be blameless. Psalms 19:13

Thought:

Those sins done knowingly and deliberately. [New Bible Companion]

These are the sins committed when we know that we are doing wrong. [SDA Commentary]

Presumptuous sins means sins, which are done purposely and from malice. David is asking the Lord to stop him from wilful sins. Some sins we are addicted to it, but if today we sincerely desire and ask our Lord. Grace that saved us will also lead us through. Confess your weakness and doubts. Give the Lord the control. Our Lord is ready for the battle.

Confess your Weakness

I don’t do the good I want to do. Instead, I do the evil that I don’t want to do. Rom 7:19 Speak out the truth, Lord I want to stop, but I am not able to stop.

Run

Run from anything that stimulates youthful lust. Follow anything that makes you want to do right. 2 Tim 2:22 When you know you are going to fall, run. Joseph ran from Pothipair’s wife. Dan 1:8 Daniel resolved not to defile. Take a decision, when I see opportunity to sin, I will run. Do not stand where you could sin, do keep things that you could use to sin.

Practice

Reading the Word, Praying and Fasting. Mat 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'” Jesus quoted Deu 6:13. All three time Jesus quoted the word, He was prepared because He prayed and fasted.

Desire to Overcome:

David asked “Let them (willful sins) not rule over me” Psalms 19:13 and the Lord answered it in Rom 6:14 “For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace” This is a promise. Do not worry 1 Kings 2:4 “You’ll succeed because the LORD will keep the promise he made”

Prayer:

Lord; Keep me away from wilful sins. Lord; anoint me to do your will wilfully always.. Amen.