Plus I also knew what I was headed back home to blog about. You see, I am a Type A personality with Type O blood. My blood type is particularly fitting as I tend to make far too many “typos” when I write. And because of my personality type, I tend to freak out once I realize I have made them!
That is precisely what happened after I posted my previous blog. To my chagrin, I later discovered no less than three typos – all of which were glaring. Needless to say, I had some fixing up to do!
The first was the sentence that read “For this reason, thieves have turned to stealing converters from unsuspecting car owners, leaving the m with a bill of from $1000 t0 $3000 to replace this essential automotive component.” It has now been corrected to read “For this reason, thieves have turned to stealing converters from unsuspecting car owners, leaving them with a bill of from $1000 t0 $3000 to replace this essential automotive component.”
The second was the sentence that read “In his eponymous New Testament letter (chapter 3, verses 1-18), the Apostle James reminds of the significance of taming the tongue…” It now reads “In his eponymous New Testament letter (chapter 3, verses 1-18), the Apostle James reminds us all of the significance of taming the tongue…”
And lastly, the one once reading “Interestingly enough, James concludes his here admonition with these words: ‘Peacemakers who sow in peace reap the fruit of righteousness.’” now reads “Interestingly enough, James concludes his admonition here with these words: ‘Peacemakers who sow in peace reap the fruit of righteousness.’”
Now, I could easily blame Microsoft Word for these mistakes. But the truth is that, all too often, there is simply a bumbling disconnect between my brain and my fingers! The proof is that the same thing tends to happen whenever I send text messages, and later discover flagrant typos! As it does when I write myself notes, only to discover later that entire words are missing!
Can you relate to this? Likely you can. Far too many of us have become dependent upon autocorrect technologies. But typing is not the only area where so many of us make glaring mistakes. They show up in plenty of other areas as well. And in this regard, everyone can relate!
Consider the words of the Apostle Paul in the 7th chapter of the New Testament Book of Romans (verses 15-23):
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I admit that the law is good. In that case, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh; for I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do. Instead, I keep on doing the evil I do not want to do. And if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
So this is the principle I have discovered: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law. But I see another law at work in my body, warring against the law of my mind and holding me captive to the law of sin that dwells within me.”
He concludes his words with this powerful question in verse 24: “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?” To this question, he immediately provides the only answer there is in verse 25 when he says: “Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
For my part, I will forever be grateful to my loving wife, who regularly reads my blogs and graciously points out the typos that I continually (and embarrassingly) make! Without her involvement, I could not correct and then move beyond these failures.
Of course, I will continue to be even more grateful to my Savior, Jesus Christ. For it is only through His intervention that I can overcome the sinful miscues that all too often dog me in virtually every other area of my daily life!
For this reason, I echo the words of the Apostle Paul and gladly proclaim: “Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!”