Whenever we do something wrong, our natural tendency is to minimize, cover up, or ignore the wrongdoing. This is foolish and unwise. Why? It’s because you cannot prosper without confessing your sins.
Does that sound a bit extreme?
If so, listen to what God says in Proverbs 28:13: “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy” (emphasis mine).
That means if you cover up your sin, you are hurting yourself. Conversely, if you are honest about your sin, confessing it and leaving it behind, you are putting yourself on the path of God’s blessing. In short, confessing your sins is vital for your spiritual health.
Come on Sunday as we examine David’s beautiful prayer in Psalm 51, which gives us an excellent model of confession and shows us how we can implement the “forgive us our debts” portion of the Lord’s Prayer.
See you soon.