JULY BLOG- Unconfessed Sin

JULY BLOG- Unconfessed Sin


23 So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.
—  Matthew 5:23-24, Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT)

Later the Lord said, “Tomorrow will bring its own worries (Matt. 6:34).” In other words, baking in the heavenly oven is a batch of problems with your name on it and tomorrow’s date. Those problems, along with a corresponding batch of blessings and joys, have been perfectly planned by sovereign God to help you grow both closer to Him and become more like His Son.

I encourage you to consider whether now is the time to exercise the power in the words “Please forgive me.” Schedule the meeting. Pick up the phone. Send the email. Keep it short, simple, and to the point. No attacks. No excuses. Just say, “I sinned against you in such and such a way and I’m sorry I did. I wish I had never done so. Please forgive me. I am committed to growing in this area and never intend to treat you that way again.”1 And then, when you’re finished, do something most find incredibility hard to do, be quiet (see Proverbs 10:19).

Asking forgiveness IS worshipping God because you are admitting that His Word is true and that you (and me) need His help.

I remain grateful,

Pastor Mark


1 Redeeming Your Past, Stephen Viars, New Growth Press, newgrowthpress.com