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Presumptuous sins are damning, but what exactly are presumptuous sins? The psalmist appealed to the Lord, ” Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me: Then shall I be upright, And I shall be clear from great transgression” (Psalm 19:13, ASV). A presumptuous sin is a sin that results from a sinful heart. In other words, “It does not matter what the Lord said,” a person might think, “I am going to do it anyway!” Moses calls this a “high-handed” sin (Numbers 15:30), or sinning intentionally. How would you like the face the Lord with that!

David appealed to the Lord to keep him from sinning presumptuously. This can be done when one trusts in the Lord, and this trusting quality is an uncompromising loyalty to God’s word and what He said. In things that pertain the righteousness (2 Peter 1:3), it will not be hard to locate him.