Truth and Deliverance

He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

Job 33:27-28

Here, once again, we see the simple truth that God destroys the proud, but has mercy on the humble penitent.  Honestly, all of us are in the situation described in verse 27: we have all sinned, we have all perverted that which was right, and none of us have profited from it.  That verse describes every human being in the entire world.  Not one person is able to escape that verse.

But how often do we not confess that to the Lord?  How often do we find people who are filled with pride and refuse to admit any of those things?  How often is the one filled with pride us?  It’s not an easy thing to admit that we have sinned and that our sin did not profit us.  But that is what the Lord is looking for.  “He looketh upon men…”  He is looking for those who will confess to the things mentioned and will humbly ask for mercy. 

Those who will confess that they are sinners and they have not done right and that they need Him will find Him and will find His mercy.  As verse 28 says, “He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.”  That really is the Gospel in a nutshell: “I am a sinner and have not done right; only Jesus can help me.

What a great and simple truth and what a great and merciful Saviour!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you so much Ben. This helps me continue to realize how I need to go to Him, how easy it is to slip into the pride of thinking I’m not doing anything wrong. I think the part of the verse that drives this home is where it says “and it profited me not”. God bless you!

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    • That part of the verse stuck out to me too. When I look back at my life, no sin has ever profited me. It is easy to get prideful and think that I haven’t “really” sinned in a long time, but I know that’s just pride. And it keeps driving me to Him!

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