“For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God.” (Psalm 18:21 NIV)
Will we ever be in a position–like David–to say, “I’m not guilty of turning away from my God?”
As individuals, we can say we’re not guilty of a number of things–we’re not guilty of breaking the laws of the land, we’re not guilty of breaking marriage vows, we’re not guilty of hating for no reason, but as a nation, would our declaration be a lie?
Those who are elected officials, who swore to look out for the best interests of all the people, they cannot make this declaration.
Judges, who are either elected or appointed–cannot make this declaration.
Police officers, hired and paid with tax-payer dollars, cannot make this declaration.
Lawmakers and lawbreakers, like Siamese Twins–cannot make this declaration.
Preachers–those who say God called them to promote the Gospel–cannot make this declaration.
Of course, there are a few–who can state without fear of contradiction, that they have not turned away from God, but when we look at the state of the nation, how many can truly make that declaration?
God knows and since it He has already proclaimed that only a remnant will be saved in the end, the few who are faithful, are not a surprise to Him.
When we turn back to God, and do things the way He has said we should do them, honoring Him in all aspects of our living, then and only then, can we say, emphatically, “I’m not guilty” of turning away from God!