Ever hear the saying “it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission”? I’ve gone by this philosophy a few times in life, but Scripture tells us this definitely isn’t the motto to live by when walking for God. Proverbs 12:3 (AMP) tells us that “to do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice [for wrongs repeatedly committed]”.
Only you know what God is dealing with you about. You clearly hear His voice when you’re at that fork in the road. You’ve felt that pang of guilt, that stinging conviction when you decide to do things your way. The Good News is that God knows our heart and our intent. He is a merciful and forgiving God. Just as with any parent, He expects our behavior to mature as we grow in Him. Though easier said than done, just listen and obey. Walk right and just. That’s all He asks of us.
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Proverbs 21:3 (AMP) To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice [for wrongs repeatedly committed].