Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Monday, May 15, 2006

How honest are you?

How honest are you with yourself and with God.

Do you ever blame someone else for your sin?

When we have a repentant heart we are being totally responsible for our actions.

When we are repentant before God we will:
Have a confession of guilt,
We will recognize that we have sinned against God
Accept full responsibility for what we have done, not blaming other for our actions
We will be completely honest with God for what we have done

A very good picture of this is David- a man after God's own heart- a man who has faults just like you and me.

David took full responsibility for his actions with Bathsheba. He had to make it right before God.

"Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me." Psalm 51:2-3

We must take complete responsibility for what has happened, not matter who is involved, or how it happened, or what has happened.

If we blame someone else our repentance will not be fully complete, it will still be as if we had sinned and not asked for forgiveness.

We have to be honest about our sin before God.

We have to be honest about our weaknesses.

We have to be honest about our failures.

We have to be honest about our frustrations.

When we are honest before God about every detail in our life then this will promote a fellowship that will continue always.

When we make mistakes, and we all make mistakes, don't cover it up, this is just human nature to cover up when we mess up.

Go to God and tell Him that you've messed up, be honest!

One of the catch phrases my mom used to say is that honesty is the best medicine.

God will discipline us for our sin.

He disciplines those whom he loves.

He disciplines us to get us to change, to obey His laws and commands.

When we will not repent, but want to keep on sinning, or finally get caught, then it will be to late to escape His disciplining hand.

When we put off repentance God's discipline will be stronger, it will be greater than if we would come to repentance.

If you consider yourself wise then repent before the Almighty God and let Him help you through all your circumstances!

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