Between My Ears

Presumptuous Sins

Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me!

Psalms 19:13

Definition of Presumption:

  1. Behavior or attitude that is boldly arrogant or offensive; effrontery.
  2. The act of presuming or accepting something as true.
  3. A condition or basis for accepting or presuming something.

God’s Word never ceases to astonish me. Somewhere in His Word, He addresses everything that matters. While reading Psalm nineteen, I came upon this verse. Of all the big things like Jesus, salvation, redemption, reconciliation, and resurrection, just to name a few, God stops for a moment and tells us that there is danger in presumption.

Now, I have not met everyone in the world, but I am confident that all of us have gotten ourselves into hot water because we presumed to know something that we didn’t. 😉 How much more dangerous is it to presume something about God. Yikes!

Let’s all be humble, truthful, and accurate in all we say, and even more so when it comes to God’s Word.


References

American Heritage® Dictionary

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