Confess Your Sin Don’t Conceal Your Sin

Maybe one of the saddest stories in the Bible is that of David and his affair with Bathsheba. Up until David had the affair he had been a great leader of Israel. But, the Bible says that one day when the men were out to war, David saw Bathsheba, sent for her and slept with her. An affair was bad enough but, how David handled things in the aftermath was worse.
When David found out Bathsheba was expecting, he had a choice. He could admit he had sinned or, he could try to cover it up. He did the later. He wasn’t the first to try to cover up sin nor will he be the last. But, that definitely doesn’t make it right.
So, how should we deal with sin? When we sin, we should confess it. To confess it means to admit it. It’s not like we are hiding it from God. God knows our hearts. God knows the CONDITION of our hearts. And hears the good news; God FORGIVES US!
It may be there is some sin in your heart that you have never confessed. Maybe you think it’s too bad. Maybe you think God has never heard of it and wouldn’t know how to deal with it. (sarcasm) But God knows everything we have done.
If David had confessed his sin, he could have been forgiven. Instead, in his attempt to cover up his sin, Uriah was killed. I encourage you, whatever is on your heart… whatever is in your past…. confess it… admit it… and God has said He will forgive.
I John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
If there is anything in your heart that you have been afraid to confess… do it now.. admit it to God and the Bible says you can be forgiven.

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