For the next several days I’ll be leading a daily reading of Proverbs. It is a book in the Bible which offers both practical wisdom and eternal perspectives. Join with me each day in reading a chapter. I will offer a reflection on one verse or topic from each chapter.
Most of us hate to admit when we are wrong. Most of us hate to admit we have a weakness, an addiction, a bad relationship, a bad temper, or a bad habit. Many of us deal with this by keeping it a secret… but failing to admit our short-comings is a BIG mistake.
It has been said that “we are only as sick as our secrets”. There is a healthy power that comes from actually saying and admitting and talking about our struggles. Somehow, when we SAY something… it makes it so much more real.
Maybe each of us is at a point where we really have to SAY something, admit something (to ourselves and others), ‘confess’ something in order to move to a greater place of health and vitality.
We seek mercy not because we want a free pass on our mistakes… but because God has promised a whole world of improvement for those of us who do!
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)