Proverbs 28:13 (ESV) Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
“Okay, I'll let it go this time!” I wanted to blame someone else, anyone else, or lie about it. However, I knew that it was better to tell the truth than try to cover it up. Today's verse speaks about concealing our transgressions verses telling the truth. It seemed that the easy thing to do was to lie about it or blame others for my own mistakes. So, when my dad asked us kids who did it, my first reaction was to find a way out. The truth be told, I came clean and found the mercy of a father. We make some bad choices in life. We hurt those we should be loving. When it's time to admit our failures, the truth will always set us and them free. It's not an easy road to admit our failures, but it is the best road to take. What road are you on, and, more importantly, where is it leading you?
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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