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The Honesty that Brings God’s Grace

We will find compassion if we “confess and forsake” our sins. The Lord loves us, and His convicting hand is His loving hand, designed to pressure us to release what is hurting us and others. He will rush to our aid if we get transparent with Him and others. Are there sins that you are covering and hiding? 

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. (Proverbs 28:13)

All of us want to be liked, well thought of. If we are not careful, we will give a better impression of ourselves than is really true. Our driving desire is to be loved by others, and we think the road to this acceptance is to act like we have no problems. Because of this desire, our natural tendency is to cover and hide our sins and failures. When we need to be transparent and honest, we usually conceal or blame others.

God is honest. We are made in His image, and He wants us to be honest also. Our dishonesty is usually based on a vain desire to preserve or build a reputation at all costs. And God will not honor this. He cannot because it is not like Him … and He is in the process of conforming us to the image of His Son.

And He also knows that our security and joy comes from knowing and believing the “love God has for us.”

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