A DIFFICULT TASK

"Who Can Discern His Errors" (Psalm 19:12)

How many of us are even willing to try? Do we even want to know of our "errors?" The Psalmist apparently thought that everyone has "errors," and discerning and eliminating them should be a constant effort. An honest effort to identify and remove such is not easy; and is sometimes very unpleasant.

How does one "discern his errors?" Praise God for He has provided the help we need.

In the same Psalm, verses 7-8, we read: "the law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes." That is God's provision for us so we can "discern" our "errors;" and so He will "acquit" us of "hidden faults." His glorious word is indeed a "lamp to my feet, and a light to my path" (Psalm 119:105), if I will but use it for that purpose. Do we want to discern our errors? We can do so, if we will. CAH