Rummaging through an old Bible, I came across a note I had written in the wide margin forty years ago.
“In ancient Rome, writing was done on a slate (a tabula) covered with wax. The tabula was erased by warming the wax and smoothing it out, resulting in a tabula rasa—a “clean slate..” In philosophy, tabula rasa refers to the idea that humans are born with a “clean slate” which is then filled with life’s knowledge and experiences.”
The note in my old Bible is written along side of 1John 1:9,
If we confess our sins, He us faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
“David’s prayer of repentance in Psalm 51:2 covers it this way:
“Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.”
Go to Psalm 51 read and implement it and Christ’s Blood works the “tabula rasa’ principle.
Larry Lilly. Make today count.