Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Verse Of The Day: The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy. Proverbs 28 : 13
LISTEN: Confession of sin is often neglected to the detriment of peace of mind and life in general. Sin, especially unconfessed sin, certainly will rob a person of his or her peace of mind and life, even when such person pretend to not be aware of it. (Isaiah 48 : 22). No sin is committed without one’s conscience knowing and keeping record of the wrong. God often uses our consciences to convict us of sin, warn us against evil and remind us of previously committed and unconfessed sins. Sadly, the beguiling nature of sin would not permit us to listen to the beseeching voice of God; instead, will encourage us to harden our hearts against God and damn the consequences of our sins. Unfortunately, the bible says, ” Be sure of this: the wicked will not go unpunished…”(Proverbs 11 : 21 ISV). This simply means that those who undermined the voice of reason and the rebuke of their consciences will not escape the sword of nemesis.
However, God out of mercy has given us a away out of our sins, guilt and subsequent judgment. The bible says, ” The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy. ” (Proverbs 28 : 13). This means that, if you must have your sins forgiven, and the subsequent judgment averted, you must do the following: 1). Confess your sin. That is, tell God what you have done and sincerely express sorry about it. Besides, you should do same to the victim(s) of your evil deed – those that the wrong was meted to. 2). Forsake your sins. That is, be prepared and willing to give up your sin. When you confess your sin, do not continue to do the same thing again. Once sin is confessed, there should be a change of attitude. That is, you should not go back to it again. When that is done, you will receive mercy; and the mercy received will be sustained.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always listen to the voice of reason and conscience for God might be talking to you.
2. Do not conceal your sins, rather confess and forsake them to obtain mercy.
3. Always search your conscience and purge yourself of all known sins, and you will obtain mercy.
4. Do not forget that sin has consequences, therefore avoid it at all cost.
Daily Task: Do not forget that God often uses our consciences to convict us of sin, warn us against evil and remind us of previously committed and unconfessed sins. Hence you should listen to the voice of God.
Daily Reflection: No sin is committed without one’s conscience knowing about it, and keeping record of the wrong.
Daily Prayer: Blessed Father, I acknowledge my sins, therefore, forgive me all I have done and grant me mercy in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: Today, I speak over your life, as you sincerely and humbly confess your sins to God and forsake them; may he decorate your life with his blessings now and forever, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: Not to confess and forsake our sins is to hinder and limit ourselves.
Today In History: April 30, 1789. George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president.
– April 30, 1945 Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker. Karl Donitz becomes his successor.