Bewail your Many Actual Transgressions, Especially your Pride


We must likewise bewail our many actual transgressions, in thought, word, and deed.

We have sinned, Father, against heaven and before you: Luke 15:18(ESV) we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23(ESV) for the God in whose hand is our breath and whose are all our ways, we have not honored. Daniel 5:23(ESV)

Against you, you only, have we sinned and done what is evil in your sight; Psalm 51:4(ESV) neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God by walking in his laws, which he has set before us, Daniel 9:10(ESV) though they are holy and righteous and good. Romans 7:12(ESV)

Who can discern his errors? Declare us innocent from hidden faults. Psalm 19:12(ESV)

In many things we stumble, James 3:2(ESV) and our iniquities are more than the hairs of our head. Psalm 40:12(ESV)

As a well keeps its water fresh, so our hearts keep fresh their evil; Jeremiah 6:7(ESV) and this has been our way from our youth up, that we have not obeyed your voice. Jeremiah 22:21(ESV)

Out of the evil treasure of our hearts, we have brought forth much evil. Matthew 12:35(ESV)


We must confess and bewail the workings of pride in us.

We have every reason to be humbled for the pride of our hearts; 2 Chronicles 32:26(ESV) for we have thought of ourselves more highly than we ought to think and have not thought with sober judgment, Romans 12:3(ESV) nor have we walked humbly with our God. Micah 6:8(ESV)

We have leaned on our own understanding, Proverbs 3:5(ESV) and trusted in our own minds, Proverbs 28:26(ESV) and have sacrificed to our own net. Habakkuk 1:16(ESV)

We have sought our own glory more than the glory of him who sent us, John 7:18(ESV) and have been arrogant concerning that for which we should have mourned. 1 Corinthians 5:2(ESV)

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