Covered Not Concealed

He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Blessed is the man who always fears the Lord, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.        Proverbs 28:13-14

A lot of people through out history have tried to cover their sins. What they have learned and what we have learned was written down for us in the pages of Scripture: “Be sure your sins will find you out.”(Numbers 32:23), But God tells us what we ought to do, In first John we read, “If a man says he has no sin, he is only deceiving himself, the truth is not in him. But if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”(1 John 1:8-9). Just confess and forsake your sins, God will be merciful to you. For their are examples of men in the Bible who have tried and failed to cover their sins from God, why would we think we would be any different? David, while king over all of Israel wrote: Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones grew old, through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. 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 guilt of my sin(Psalm 32:1-5). This clearly shows the folly of trying to cover your sins. You’re not going to prosper. You’re not going to get away with it. Until you / we confess and forsake, we will have to answer for them. So you see sin must not be concealed but confessed. A Christian walks habititually in the light ( truth and holiness), not in darkness (falsehood and sin). Continual confession of sin through out your walk with God, is an indication of genuine conversion and salvation because of the fear of God.Meaning continues in reverence of God, and is obedient to His Word.

Paul wrote to the church in Rome, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them(Romans 1:18-19). This is not an impulsive outburst of anger aimed capriciously at people whom God does not like. Rather, it is the settled determined response of a righteous God against sin. Paul shows the overwhelming evidence of man’s sinfulness, underscoring how desperately he needs this righteousness that only God can provide. Everyone from the irreligious pagan Gentiles, to the outwardly only religious Jews (the Pharisees), and concludes that all men alike deserve God’s judgment.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3)   The word for “Blessed” literally means “happy,” fortunate,” “blissful.” Jesus was describing the dively-bestowed well-being that belongs only to the humbly faithful. We read in Matthew 18, In His response to His disciples asking Him, “Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”(Matthew 18:1-5) This is how Jesus characterized conversion. Like the Beatitudes, it pictures faith as the simple, helpless, trusting child-like dependence of those who have no resources of their own. Like children, they have no achievements and no accomplishments to offer back to God, nor anything to which to commend themselves with. Just themselves in their incomplete state.

Beloved friend, How profound in our modern society of high tech, and rapidly changing world, that we still don’t have anything to offer back to God of which we have any right to say, “I’ve the right to be in heaven!” That somehow my good deeds have been more than my bad deeds. The Good news for us all is that, For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.(Romans 3:23-24) A parenthetical comment explaining that God can bestow His righteousness on all who believe, Jew or Gentile, because all men—without distinction—fail miserably to live up to the divine standard set by God. So you see, if we humbly confess, and forsake our sins, we will be forgiven of all of our sins and be cleansed by God, through the precious blood of His Son, Jesus Christ who died for us on the cross at Calvary. What is our alternative? Try and conceal our sins until the Day of judgment? No thanks! I will rather trust in God’s revealed Word, and obey what it says, and enjoy my inheritance, and so can you!

May the Lord bless your walk with Him today!







Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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