Confess, to conform to Christ

Prov 28:13 – “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”

Confession is extremely important for our sanctification. If we are to conform our lives to Christ’s image, we are going to have to change. And we have to remind ourselves of that often, b/c our self-centered hearts assume the world has to conform to our needs and ideas, and we know how it should be. This is not true. We have to conform to Christ, and to begin, we have to agree with God that we have not done so in the past. If we cover our sins, treat them as exceptions to the good people we really are, we block the Spirit from doing His sanctifying work in us. We will not prosper. But confessing them brings the double blessing of mercy from God, while it also leads to forsaking those sins.


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