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The God who knows our sins

In one of the Psalms, David writes:

O God, you know my folly;
        the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.
(Psalm 69:5 ESV)

I find this very encouraging.  It is encouraging that God knew the folly and wrongs of David.  Why?  Because, despite this, David still knew he could pour out his heart to God.  He didn't think he had to hide or ignore his sins in order to approach God.  He didn't have to put on an air of respectability or fake righteousness to come to God in prayer. 

People are not like this.  If your closest friends knew everything about you, they probably wouldn't like you anymore.  If they could peer into your heart, they might become disgusted.  But God does see everything about us.  He peers into our hearts.  "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good" (Prov. 15:3).  As the catechism puts it, "Nothing is hidden from God."

And despite this, God loves his people.  David goes on to say:

    When the…