"He that covereth his sin shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy"
A songwriter aptly explains today's reading verse:You cannot hide it from God (X2), You may cover your sin that nobody may know, You cannot hide it from God.
Importantly, the scripture reading informs us of what happens to those who conceal and refuse to forsake their evil practices. Those people who cover their sins from the knowledge of others seem to forget that God is an all-seeing God. Not only does He see all that happens, He knows the very intent of our hearts. Therefore, the wisest thing for a sinner to do is to uncover and confess his sins to God to receive pardon.
Also, the text highlights that to receive mercy and pardon from God goes beyond a mere confession of sins as many do nowadays. Apart from confession, sin must be forsaken, never to go back to them. Today, if you need God's mercy and pardon, confess your sins and promise to follow the Lord to the end.
QUOTE: Apart from confession, sin must be forsaken
CHALLENGE: You can hide your sins from man,but not from God.
PRAYER: God, help me to forsake every evil in Jesus' name.