Peace to you, dear friends!
I am glad today to bring to you today a word of wisdom from the Lord. For last few days we have been talking about the wisdom of repentance. I would like to continue on this topic today.In one of his psalms David talks about a day in the life of a person that has repented of all of his sins before God. We can see the advantages of that kind of lifestyle.«Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit!»
David says that after repentance God’s forgiveness comes into person’s life, his transgressions are forgiven, his iniquities are not imputed to him and his sins are covered. David says this person to be blessed. One who does not hide an iniquity in his heart is open before God. But there is no forgiveness for the one who does not repent and does not confess his sins to God.«If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness»
(1 John, 1:9).Forgiveness comes as a result of repentance. When we do not repent, when we hide sin in our hearts, – all of this affects our health.
«When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long»
The lack of repentance destroys a person inwardly, because sin destroys. But the Bible says that if we hide the Word of God in our hearts then this Word not only presses sin out of the heart but also becomes health to our body, to our bones.
«Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you»
David tells us that it is important to fill the heart with the Word, to hide the Word in our hearts instead of hiding our sins, because the Word of God is able to press all kinds of hidden and unconfessed sins out of our hearts.
The Word of God brings health for the whole body. And we read about it in the Book of Proverbs (4:20-22):
«My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.»
David says that when he kept silent, kept hiding sins in his heart and did not repent of them, „my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long”
, and that is why an unconfessed sin brings destruction.
For this very reason, dear friends, God is asking us not to hide our sins, but to live a righteous life, because it is important not only for our spiritual condition, but also for the health of our physical body.
May the Lord bless you!
Pastor Rufus Ajiboye
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