The Psalmist says in psalms 32 that “Blessed are the forgiven”. This he had written with his own personal experience. Christian life is a personal experience of God‘s mercy and love. He had differentiated his sinful unconfessed life with one of confessed and forgiven life. What a relief he had experienced.
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.
But most of the time we are unable to confess our sins. Sometime we are trying to hide our inequities. For this we try to play an unworthy blame game. To hide our mistake we highlight some other’s mistake. In this process we sometime do not hesitate to blame even God.
1 John 1:8-10
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
We are slaves to sin yet we do not have an understanding of our slavery. We think we are in liberty. Thanks to God who reminds us that our slavery is momentary but our freedom is permanent.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
If we do have understanding about our own inequities and transgressions yet we are afraid of people in confessing our sins and to correct our behavior. Our fear about men has become so predominant that it quenches our love for God. Many a time we are unable to depend on God for justice instead we influence people to receive their favour.
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that a man gets justice.
Dear friends God has given us a freedom to reach Him through His son Jesus Chris at all time.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.
But we are still using this freedom just to cover up our mistakes rather than to reach Him leaving all our mistakes behind. May God give us a clear understanding to “(1 Peter 2:16) Live as people who are free, not using our freedom as a cover up for evil, but living as servants of God.”