Psalm 19:12-13 (NLT)
12 How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. 13 Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin.

David asks God how he can know sin in his life. He understands there is sin that is obvious, but there is also sin the person does not recognize, has ignored or even deceived them about its affect. David asks God to reveal the hidden sins and to keep him from deliberately sinning. David’s seeks a life free of guilt that comes from sin.

Our own desires entice us to sin. Often we justify or hide the sin so that we do not feel the shame of these desires. The Bible is clear God does not tempt us to sin. "Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. We are the reason why we sin. Unfortunately sin was handed down to us when Adam and Eve sinned against God. We are not directly responsible for their sin, but we do live with the consequences of their sin. For example you damage a piece of furniture and then you sell the furniture to someone else. The person who bought the furniture did not damage it, but they have to live with the consequences of the damage already done. Since we live with the consequences of sin, we live in an imperfect world where sinful desires lurk in our heart. We need to ask God to help us seek out those sins so we can ask forgiveness and be free of the guilt that comes with sin. We cannot rid ourselves of sin for sin was passed on to us, sometimes unrecognizable; Jesus gave us hope when He said “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” God has made a way to free us from sin through His son Jesus Christ. Give God praise for His mercy and grace.