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It's not about where we've been, it's about where we are going (by grace)

In Psalm 25, David writes,
11 For your name's sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great. 12 Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. 13 His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land. 14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant. 15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. (Psalm 25:11-15, ESV) It struck me as I read this the contrast between verse 11 and the following verses.  Those verses are about those who fear the Lord.  This surprises me, because I normally don't associate someone who fears the Lord with someone who has really made a mess of his/her life.   A God-fearer is someone who is sin-free - right?  Not someone who struggles with addiction.  Not someone who has fallen again to lust.  Not someone who wrestles with doubt.

That's not what David thought, because he begins these verses with a confessi…