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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘He who covers his sins will not prosper …’ Proverbs 28:13 NKJV

The Bible says, ‘He who covers his sins will not prosper. But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy’ (Proverbs 28:13 NKJV). Could this be the reason you’re not succeeding? Unresolved guilt has the ability to corrode your confidence like acid. But there is an answer: ‘Whoever confesses and forsakes [his sins] will have mercy.’ Confess it to God! He already knows what you have done—He is just waiting for you to deal with it so He can forgive you and bless you again. ‘… God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.’ (1 John 1:5 ESV).

The light of God reveals things. When a light is switched on in a room, we can see dust and bugs scattering. And when God gets involved in our lives, He begins to show us things we may prefer not to see; things we have been hiding, even from ourselves. We’re often deceived, especially about ourselves. We don’t want to deal with our faults, and we don’t enjoy having them exposed. Privately we feel condemned about them, but at least we feel like they’re hidden. But anything hidden has power over us because we fear it may be discovered. Refuse to live that way.

The best and most liberating thing you can do is to face what God wants to take care of and get beyond the fear of it. David said, ‘I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin’ (Psalm 32:5 NKJV).

SoulFood: 1 Sam 24-26 Luke 5:27-39 Ps 110 Pro 17:15-17

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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