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verses 13-14: “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.”

These verses had already been marked in my Bible from a previous sermon delivered by either our pastor or a former associate pastor. I can’t remember exactly which one gave the sermon, but I think the notes from it deserve repeating. I hope I can convey the notes from that message adequately.

People have faulty thinking about their sin. They like to HIDE it. HIDE here stands for ways that people hide their sin:
Handle their sin…like most in denial, some people think, “oh I can handle it”.
Ignore their sin…”oh, I don’t have a sin problem” or even if they acknowledge it, “it’ll go away”.
Deny their sin… “I DO NOT have any problem with sin.” That’s like saying you don’t have any trouble with gravity: you trip, gravity pulls you down, you hit the ground…no problem.
Enjoy their sin…and then you have those with no guilt about their sin…they just enjoy it.

But what people need is forgiveness for their sins; they need to:
Confess the sin – the Latin term is “homo lagetto” (my apologies, I know I have misspelled it but I can’t find the proper spelling of the Latin term)
Forsake the sin – leave it, loathe it, don’t go back to it.
Mercy – and that’s something we get from Jesus

Something to think about today.

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