Are you wiping your mouth?

We will always be wronged by someone. Our friends are human. They will mess up just like we do. One thing that we do expect from our friends is an apology. I mean, they don’t need to apologize for everything, but sometimes we can’t have a good friendship until they recognize that what they did was wrong. It’s the same thing with God.

God wants us to have fellowship with Him despite how much we mess up. God does want us to recognize when we do wrong. Proverbs 28:13 says, "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." If your friend decided he would just avoid the issue and never bring up how he wronged you, you would most likely have a problem with it. However, if he came to you and told you that he was sincerely sorry for what he did and asked you to forgive him, you probably would. Your friendship would most likely be repaired.

We see this truth so plainly in our earthly relationships. But how often do we fail to recognize the guilt we have in our relationship to our heavenly Father? Many times, we sin and try to continue our relationship with God as if nothing happened. God abhors evil. It is His enemy. How could we go on with our lives and expect to have a good relationship with God if we are consistently going back to sin? Do we really know how much God despises sin?

God often refers to us as the bride of Christ. In the old testament especially, God refers to sin and idolatry as adultery. He compares unfaithful Israel to an adulterous wife. Now let us look at Proverbs 30:20. It says, "Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness." If we continue in sin, and try to have a proper relationship with God, we are like that adulterous woman.

However, if we come before God in a broken heart, asking Him to forgive our trespasses, He will forgive us. When we understand how God hates sin, that promise becomes so much more meaningful.

1 John 1:19 says, " If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

You can never have perfect fellowship with God until you confess and turn from your sins. Will you confess your sins to God today?


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