Flubbed the Dub

All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:6, NKJV

My late father had many old sayings that seem to come back to my memory every so often. One of those old sayings or idioms was, flubbed the dub. He simply meant to flub the dub is when you fall on your face or make one of those silly, grinding mistakes you wished you could take back.

The one person in the Bible who made a huge mistake that he wished he could have taken back was definitely King David. He flubbed the dub big time. He allowed a woman, Bathsheba, to come between him and his God, and even between him and his family and kingdom. He also made sure he got rid of, Uriah, her husband. This way David could have full rights to Bathsheba as his wife.

Here is a Bible character mentioned more than any other person in scriptures except that of Christ himself, and yet he still flubbed the dub. Though he was a man after God’s own heart, killed Goliath, an enormous enemy giant and became a famous king he still flubbed the dub.

Do you flub the dub now and then? I do, too. In fact, we all flub the dub at some point in our lives. Sometimes we make much bigger mistakes than we ever dreamed we would. We all go astray and turn to our own way as Isaiah reminds us in this verse.

The most remarkable thing about God is that He not only will forgive us when we flub the dub, but He will also ‘blot’ out our stupid blunders and remember our sins no more (author revised Isaiah 43:25, NKJV).

Remind yourself today that no matter how much you have flubbed the dub, our Heavenly Father still loves you and will forgive you. If the Lord is willing to forgive us, then you and I should forgive ourselves as well.

Happy Father’s Day!


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