He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
The second half of this verse is easy to accept for me. The first half makes me ponder. Those who conceal their sins may still prosper in an earthly way. But we don’t know what is going on in their hearts. We certainly cannot feel peaceful and in right relationship with God if we know we are hiding sinful lives. We cannot hide from God. God sees all of our sins, and knows our hearts. Prosperity on earth is temporary, my relationship with my Creator is eternal.
Father God, Create in me a clean heart. I am yours. Amen
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