Presumptuous Sins – Br. Curtis Almquist

Romans 7:18-25a
Psalm 19:7-14

In the psalm appointed for today there is a phrase which, in my ears, has a certain poignancy.  The psalmist prays, “Keep your servant from presumptuous sins”i, also translated, “keep your servant from being insolent.”ii Insolent, from the Latin, īnsolentem, meaning “arrogant,” which is an unwarranted pride or self-importance; a haughtiness: presumptuous sins.  Here are two pictures of presumptuous sin, about which I can speak with expertise. Read More