A Tough Pill to Swallow

I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

Micah 7:9

It is our human nature to want to always stand up for ourselves and defend ourselves whenever we find ourselves in trouble.  It starts when we are children and we try to find somebody, anybody, to blame when something goes wrong.  If we can’t find someone else to blame, we at least try to spin the situation so as to put it in as positive a light as we possibly can.   It is a very, very difficult thing to admit that we are wrong.  And it doesn’t get any easier as we get older.  We still don’t like to admit that we were wrong.

Micah says in this verse that he will “bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him…”  He has sinned, and is apparently being chastised by the Lord.  And instead of trying to justify himself or make excuses for his sin, he says that he will bear the indignation.  While being chastened for our sin is a tough pill to swallow, it is a necessary one.

There is a reason for Micah patiently bearing the Lord’s indignation.  The end of the verse tells us that, once the chastisement is over, “he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.”  If we will admit that we have sinned, ask the Lord for mercy and forgiveness, and wait on Him, He will bring us back to the light.  And we will behold His righteousness.  Sometimes admitting that we have been wrong is hard, but think of the beauty of the Lord that we will behold because of it.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Thank Ben! I want to see more and more of the Lord’s beauty. I have noticed as this desire grows, He is calling me to account more and more. Yet I am growing! Thank you Jesus!


  2. Thanks, Ben.

    Admitting is hard sometimes but whether or not I admit, He already knows what I have done. Better to yield and bow sooner than later.

    Tough to swallow, yes … but I must.



    • That’s the thing. He already knows that we have failed. We might as well admit it to Him and yield to Him and get the victory over it. LIke you said, we will do it sooner or later- might as well be sooner!


  3. God bless you, Ben, for showing us this. It might be hard, but how you shared it reveals that it is so worth it. I can’t stand it when my sin comes between Him and I. I want to admit it and get right again. 🙂


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