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Unconfessed Sin

    It is a fearful thing to have any sin unconfessed and unforgiven.  No matter what you say or how you have hidden it, even if you are a Christian, that sin is always like a fly in the ointment, it spoils everything.

    We know that it is hard to confess.  It humbles pride.  It may cause you to lose the good opinions of some friends.  But there is nothing else for you to do but to confess it and make it right.  If you do not, it will one day embitter your life, put you under strain and pressure too great to be borne and cause your very heart to burn.  It will give you a taste of perdition.

    David sinned and did not confess it for some months, and he said “...Day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me:  my moisture is turned into the drought of summer...” (Psa. 32:4).

    Confess the sin to God in true repentance, and if you have sinned against your fellow men, confess it to them also.  If there is anything that can be made right, make it right at any cost.

    If you do this thoroughly, God will, for Christ’s sake, forgive you, no matter how great the sin.  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).  He will give you His priceless peace.

    Read Hebrews 7:25; Isaiah 1:16-19; 55:1-11.