Proverbs 28:13 “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy”
One of the demarcations of the children of God that separates them from the children of the Devil is that God’s children confess and forsake their sins, whereas the children of the devil cover their sins and flee from the light.
Nahum 1:3 “The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.”
God gives abundant mercy to whomever confesses and forsakes their sins – but He will not justify the wicked who refuse to acknowledge their ways.
I believe the Lord will walk the extra mile with anyone who is confessing their sins and seeking to turn away from them; the Lord’s mercy is shown in abundance and with great patience to such as this. But there is no mercy to those who cover their sin and try to justify themselves. Though they plot deep into the night, they will not prosper!
QUESTIONS FOR SELF-EXAMINATION:
- If I am struggling with sin, am I confessing my sin and openly turning from it in the Light?
- If I am struggling with sin, am I covering my sin and protecting my self-interests?
- Do I use God’s word to justify myself or to seek God Himself?