Today I locked my keys in the car. That is the first time ever. Patty on the other hand is probably in the thousands. She locked her keys in the car 3 times in one day once. So when I called her to bring the spar key for my car today you would have thought I had said that we had won the lottery. I think I will plan to lock my keys in the car once each month just to make Patty’s day.
Making mistakes, sinning, messing up, doing dumb things is the human way. But what we all want is to get better. God wants us to get better, and He has given us what we need to do just that. But before God’s provision for improvement will work we have got to want to grow. The stronger the desire the faster we grow.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Coupled with the desire is grow is the guilt we feel when we blow it. The stronger the guilt the faster we grow. The Holy Spirit will convict us but we are responsible to keep our conscience alive and sensitive. When we make excuses and blame others when we sin we are dulling our conscience. With every excuse and justification we give our conscience becomes more hardened.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
The mourning Jesus is talking about is the grieving we do over our mistakes, sins, and poor choices.