Sin's Reality

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift — a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen. Max’s message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been on staff since 1988. He preaches and writes to... Read More

David dedicated a season of his life to making stupid, idiotic, godless decisions. Yes, David! King David! The man after God’s own heart suppressed his wrongdoing and paid a steep price for doing so. He later described it this way: “When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. . .my strength evaporated like water in the summer heat” (Psalm 32:3-4 NLT).

Sin’s reality replaced sin’s euphoria. He finally prayed, “LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God. Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior” (Psalm 38:21-22 NIV). Bury misbehavior and expect pain—period! You cannot escape the misery is creates, unless you pray as David did: “Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.” Then, grace will come.