You can’t put your sins behind you until you are willing to face them. I know I did, behind bars.

One reason I believe the Bible is true is that the Author did not cover up the flaws of His chosen people. God was honest about the failures of those He hand-picked for leadership positions. He didn’t excuse their bad behavior, minimize their failures, or look the other way. He reported it, judged it, measured out the consequences, and forgave it. The most prominent example in Scripture is King David. Not only did he take another man’s wife, he then took the man’s life to cover up his adultery. Yet despite his despicable deeds, when he was confronted, David repented. He became the standard by which future kings of Israel were judged because his heart was “loyal to the Lord” (1 Kings 15:3,11). God knows the heart of everyone, and He is no respecter of persons. Although the truth of sin can be painful, when it’s confessed and forgiven, it can be used to turn our hearts toward God.

Mike Medlin

August 29th, 2014

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