Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. (Psalm 51:1 NIV)
OTHER VERSES TO NOTE
- 2 Samuel 11:1-17, 26, 27
- 2 Samuel 12:1-7, 13, 14
- Psalm 51:1-4, 10-12
- Ask a trusted, godly friend of the same sex to be your accountability partner. Talk to him or her about your struggles, and pray together.
- Learn to say no to yourself and to your friends when you’re tempted. It may make them angry at you initially, but some of them will respect you more. Pay attention when other people do this, too, and respect their boundaries.
- Work out responses to your future mental arguments. When you know you’ll try to justify behaving in the wrong way, write truthful things from Scripture on a note card, and take it with you. Read it again when you have a hard time making the right decision.
- How are you with money?
- What has true value in your life?