Read the Article: The Huntsman
The unusual linguistic approach in this article is not common fare on these pages. However, to our thinking it is quite an effective way to convey particular spiritual truth(s)—in this case, godly contrition and repentance.
With the apostle Paul each of us can make the “chief of sinners” claim (1 Timothy 1:15); yet, as Psalm 51 has it, when we acknowledge our transgressions, God’s Spirit restores to us the joy of His salvation so that, in turn, we can teach transgressors His ways, and sinners shall be converted to the Lord (vv. 12-13).
And as far as the article content is concerned, yet another penitential psalm of King David affords enlightening parallels in such words as these: I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. For my loins are full of inflammation, and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart….Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, and plan deception all the day long….For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God. For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.” For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin. But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; and those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied. Those also who render evil for good, they are my adversaries, because I follow what is good. Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! Psalm 38:6-8, 12, 15-22
(Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.)
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