Good Friday morning to you all:)
How many times do we allow ourselves to do something that we know isn’t “exactly” what we ought to be doing? Do you tend to think that it isn’t that big of a deal, and just go on about your day? When we opt out on confessing our wrongs, this is a form of hiding our sin. Although we may be temporarily hiding it, just know that it’s not being hidden from God.
The book of James exposes unethical practices and teaches right Christian behavior.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
We tend to think that doing wrong is the sin, But James tells us that sin is also not doing right. (These two kinds of sin are sometimes called sins of commission and sins of omission.) It is a sin to lie; it can also be a sin to know the truth and not tell it. It is a sin to speak evil of someone; it is also a sin to avoid him when you know he needs your friendship. We should be willing to help as the Holy Spirit guides us. If God has directed you to some act to do, some service to render, or some relationship to restore, do it, and you will experience a renewed and refreshed vitality to your Christian faith.
We are told in 1 John 1:9 that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
True confession also involves a commitment not to continue in sin.
Pray for strength to defeat the temptation the next time it appears.
Let’s be like Jack, and give the wrong to God and quit hiding out, God knows it:)
Go ahead and confess it and get cleaned up in His sight, so that He can use you today and everyday! Hiding slows us down, just ask Jack:)