In a world exposing any and every thought, there seems to be more and more shallow communication. We try to present an image that others will find appealing. The truth is, however, that like appeals to like. We are broken sinners. If all we project is having it all together, we lose anyway–for each of us stumbles. Each of us fails. And though we may not wallow in the failure, hiding it does no good.
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Happy is them an who is always reverent, but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.” –verses 13-14
Keep in mind, confession of sin should be wisely done…broadcasting your sins, putting that depravity out into the world is not the goal. Unveiling the secrets in trusted quarters that the secret sins do not take over your life is the point.
Jesus came that we might have abundant life. The Holy Spirit came as Comforter and Counselor. Trust in them. Reveal the faults that you may live.
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