Richard de Klerk

The Daily Blessed Hope

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3;18

Sin removes the “daily”, the continual connection and focus we have on Christ. The Holy Spirit works on our hearts and minds but  Satan continually tries to stand between us and Jesus.  He tries to remove the connection we have with Jesus.  God is in the process of bringing his people to the place where they can continuously think about what He has done for them. God is not wanting to merely change us from sinning to not sinning. Satan is trying to take Jesus out and to put the world in, while God is seeking to restore a people who are continuously magnifying his name and praise him. Jesus doesn’t just want us to have life but to have us more abundantly.

I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 34:1

David often triumphed in God, and yet he dwelt much upon his own unworthiness and sinfulness. His conscience was not asleep or dead. “My sin,” he cried, “is ever before me.” He did not flatter himself that sin was a matter with which he had nothing to do, and that should not concern him. As he saw the depths of deceit in his heart, he was deeply disgusted with himself, and prayed that God would keep him back by His power from presumptuous sins, and cleanse him from secret faults.

It is not safe for us to close our eyes and harden our consciences, that we shall not see or realize our sins. We need to cherish the instruction we have had in regard to the hateful character of sin in order that we may repent of and confess our sins  EGW (Letter 71, 1893).