8/9/2023 3:15:49 PM
Our spiritual problem runs deeper than just what we can see — although what we can see often isn’t very good. At times we must hang our head in shame that we willfully, knowingly acted in a sinful way.
Hidden inside us, God also sees sins. At times we may recognize our inner sins like greed, lust, or pride. Other times we may not even realize that our actions were guided by selfishness or another sinful attitude.
Repentance is more than just listing the sins that we remember. True repentance recognizes that our natural condition is that we are fallen sinners who need help.
In Psalm 19:12–13 we read:
Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.
Most importantly, in true repentance we cling to the grace of God in Christ Jesus. His forgiveness for us is complete — including even our hidden sins.
Don’t carry the burden of guilt. Because of Jesus, every bit of your sin has been washed away. Through faith in him you are fully forgiven. Today is another day to bask in the glory of Christ and shine with his brightness so that those around us see Christ in all we do.