Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
In this passage of scripture the Psalmist is concerned about the things in his life that are displeasing to the Lord that he is unaware of and doesn’t understand.
Somehow as we grow up we see less and less in our life as being wrong and more and more as being someone else’s wrong and their problem. When a child is two or three years old it doesn’t understand that playing with a venomous snake is seriously dangerous. However when that same child is twenty or thirty years old it understands the dangers associated with venomous snakes. The psalmist was concerned that there was error and secret faults in his life that he could not see.
What the Psalmist did understand was that since God was big enough to create and control all we can see such as the day and the night, He was also big enough to control all that we can’t see. I can see day and night where I am but I can not see day and night on the other side of the world and yet it is perfectly under control and in subjection to the Creator just as my side of the world is.
To apply that to me personally then means that since my Creator is big enough to control and bring into subjection what I do see and understand about myself means that He is also big enough to control and bring into subjection what I don’t understand about myself.
Simply said, Jesus Christ shed His blood, died on Calvary’s Cross, descended into death and hell and was raised from the dead by the resurrection power of the Father. That is sufficient to save me from an eternity in hell and that is sufficient to save me from whatever wrong and error that is in my life that I don’t understand yet.
Matthew 7:11, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” The LORD Jesus Christ is an infinitely better parent than we good ever possibly be. We can trust Him!