Do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins?[/caption]
It may be a secret sin on earth, but it is open scandal in heaven – Lewis Sperry Chafer
It is often said that character is what you do when nobody is watching. This means that who you really are is demonstrated in how you do things when you think that no one knows what you are doing. It also reveals a secret part of us that we usually keep hidden from the world, which may or may not be in keeping with what God wants us to be. This secret part of us includes our sinful attitudes, desires, behaviors, and practices. The question we have as Christians is do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins?
- God knows the secret things that we think (Genesis 6:5; Psalms 94:11; Psalms 139:23; Proverbs 15:26; Isaiah 66:18; Matthew 12:25; 1 Corinthians 3:18-20; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 3:4)
- God knows the secret things that we do (Genesis 4:3-10; Proverbs 28:12; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5)
ConclusionIt is often said that character is what you do when nobody is watching. Nearly all of us agree that we have a public persona, private persona, and a secret persona. Our secret persona is who we really are and is known by us and God. However, our secret persona also conceals a knowledge of sins that no one else knows about. God commands us to repent and confess our sins. This includes repenting and confessing to God and others that we may have sinned against. However, if we hold secret sins, we should have someone that we can go to in order to confess the secret sins and pray with the person so that they are able to work together with us as an accountability partner. This will make a great difference in our lives and the lives of our partner. Something else that might interest you: 10 Questions for Your Accountability Partner Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version
SOURCE: WhatChristiansWantToKnow.com ClickHereto read more inspiring and educative articles on WCWTKblog]]>