The Power of God’s Word

Main Text
Psalms 19:10-14

Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.
Psalms 19:12 NKJV

This text in fact reveals the truth about everyone on earth. The Psalmist is just asking, “Who can really look at himself or herself and be objective? Who has the capability of knowing where we are right or wrong? Who has the ability to steer their own lives?” If it were all up to our own powers, we will never arrive at the truth about ourselves, we would all compare ourselves with each other; and all of us would come out looking good. (Jeremiah 10:23). We desperately need God’s clear word, in written or spoken form, to correct us and guide us. (Hebrews 4:12-13).

We must respond by facing our sin and submitting to God’s revelation. Our response to God’s revelation was to face our sin and call out to God for His help in overcoming it. The Bible is not given for speculation, but for application. (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Sin is so much a part of us that we don’t even realize much of our own sin. God has to reveal them and deal with them in us. Examine your life for sin, we always think of “secret sins” as being those not known by others. But this verse also introduces us to sins that are secret to us. Why is it easy to have such sins?

Jesus is our only hope for salvation—not the law. The only way for anyone to be saved, at any point throughout salvation history, is through faith in Jesus Christ.
God sent His Son Jesus, to be born under the law so that He could fulfill the law, perfectly obeying the law in ways that man could not, and suffering under the full weight of the curse of the law in our place, as we deserved. (Galatians 3:10-11). We cannot use the law as a platform to declare ourselves righteous.

Heavenly father, thank you for the salvation of my soul, by the power of your word protect me from every error and secret sin.

Heavenly father, let your word expose and remove every error and secret sin from my life. Amen.

Additional Reading
Psalms 51:1-2
Hebrews 9:7.