Thursday, February 26, 2009

He who conceals his sins does not prosper

Proverbs 28:13
13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

I am learning so much through my parent/child relationship. Morgan ran downstairs a while ago and said, "mommy, I spilled water on the bed. Come see it." The thing was it was on her dad's side of the bed. Well daddy freaks if there are crumbs or etc in the bed and she knows that.
She said, "mommy we need to hide it." I told her that it was better to tell the truth. Then, I got the hairdryer and dried it all up. It amazes me at how much sin affects us, all because of the fall. Our human inclination is to conceal things (the word for conceal here is "Kasah meaning to cover, conceal, hide, keep secret"), to hide, to feel shame. But this verse clearly says that we will not prosper in that way. We have to confess and renounce the sin that so easily entangles us and we will find mercy.

The word for confess means to say the same thing. God already knows our sins even before we commit them. We have to agree with God that we have sinned and expose our darkness to the light. The word for renounce in that verse is "Azab and it means to forsake, abandon, leave behind, desert. This word is used to signify that man can forsake sin." We can dump our trash and expose it and find forgiveness and mercy (Psalm 130). Praise God. Praise Him that we have a God that doesn't weigh things on scales and balances. We can find restoration and forgiveness, which we don't deserve, for anything when we confess and renounce. If we conceal our sins WE WILL not prosper. The word for prosper basically means that we will not be victorious, or prevail, we won't succeed or avail. Um I sure don't want my life to be about that. So let us go before the Lord and ask Him to change the ugly desires of our hearts. I am telling you that is a prayer He honors. I can not tell you how He has changed my distorted desires through praying that prayer. He is for us.

Remember confess+renounce=mercy

Child of God: NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE DONE OR HOW UGLY YOUR PAST IS. He will wash you clean and remove your transgressions as far as the east is to the west.

Praise Him!

ps I am CRACKING UP. Morgan wanted me to read to her and I said ROD please read to her!! So, he has been sitting here reading outloud about bullet reloading to Morgan. I have been laughing outloud when I listen to it. She is just sitting here listening to him read.


Toknowhim said...

I need this reminder today... Blessings sweet one :)

Thanks for the update on James McDonald too... I really like him. I got to see him at a Downpour conference a couple of years ago, and I was very challenged by his message.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Jenny - this was so powerful. I thank you for this post today. Isn't it amazing how our fleshly selves start at such a young age?

I put your Aunt Judy on my prayer page. I hope you don't mind.

In Him,

Inksstillwet said...

This verse was one that my accountability/prayer partner memorized together when we first began praying together. I LOVE the truth of God's word and the example you used of your daughter spilling the water and wanting to cover it up. We are so like that, too, aren't we?

BethAnne said...

That Morgan is going to be the best hunter at the club!!!

I needed to read this today.....really I did.

Cheryl said...

Great post! I enjoyed this one. Thanks!

He Knows My Name said...

He is so faithful. You put these thoughts together so well. I have prayed that prayer over my addiction to shopping and he changed my heart. I can say He did it. I just can't say how or when but He changed ME!

Love you to pieces! janel

Anonymous said...

Jenny. I love your blog. You are an inspiration to me.
I found the bag you had in the picture sitting on the floor. I love it. Morgan is a cutie pie. I would love to meet you.
Friends in Christ,
Nancy in North Carolina

April said...

Good post...your ps had me cracking up too! I can just see it... Randy goes "what are you laughing about?" =)