Friday, December 28, 2012

Concealing Sin Is Never A Good Choice

A fresh cup of coffee in my hand and the pages of my Bible open on the counter. What a way to start a day :) Immediately one of my favorite verses becomes front and center. Proverbs 28:13 says, "People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy." There are some very important truths to be found in this verse. Why do people think that concealing or hiding their sins is the best option? If you've ever done this, you know how it can eat away at you and even imprison you in a sense. It's easy to believe the lie that no-one else knows or will find out, yet this thinking is merely a trap. We must take action and do what the verse tells us to do. We must first confess and acknowledge our sin. This is followed by our turning away from it. This turning away is called repentance. It's a change of mind and heart which produces a change in behavior and attitude. When you choose to confess your sin and receive His forgiveness, then you must walk away from that sin. Too many people confess their sin but unfortunately aren't willing to walk away from it. What an incredible opportunity before us. Confess our sins, receive God's forgiveness, turn from our sins, and last but not least we receive His mercy. There's something so beautiful about the mercy of God. And today this mercy is fully available to you and me :) Are you ready to receive His mercy today? 

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