Sing in your heart to the Lord
Results of Confessed Sin Versus Unconfessed Sin
Many people struggle with their relationships
and being victorious as a ‘Christian’ simply because they are living with
unconfessed sin. To have a good relationship with God and the people He has
placed in our life, we must make a
practice of confessing our sins, and also having an accountability partner to
work with. We are all human, and we all fall short in many ways. This means
that we have to be ready to admit when we are wrong, and humbly confess and
repent of our actions or thoughts. Confessing our sins on a regular basis
creates positive results in our life, whereas not confessing our sins produces
negative results in our life.
Sin that is confessed and repented of, results in forgiveness. As the level of forgiveness rises in a person’s life, it causes love to increase. This is because the person is so grateful for God's forgiveness that they have more love for God, and for people. As the level of love rises in a person’s life, it results in more peace. (1 John 4:18) This is because the person’s relationship with God and with people is being restored. A life-giving pattern will develop that reconciles people to God and to each other that eventually will help heal the person’s spirit, soul, and body. A belief in God and the Holy Scriptures is necessary, and a belief in the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ for our sins is necessary, for a person to benefit.
Sin that is not confessed results in guilt. As the level of guilt rises in a person’s life it causes anger to increase. This is because the person blames and condemns others, so they don’t feel so bad about their guilt. As the level of anger rises in a person’s life it results in more fear. This is because the person has broken their relationship with God, and with people, and they are left frightened and alone. To escape from their miserable situation they will often go back to the sin, or sins, that started this process. An addictive pattern will develop that eventually will destroy the person’s spirit, soul, and body. (Romans 6:23)
To evaluate a person’s level of guilt, anger and fear, we look at how easy it is for them to forgive others, to love others and to make peace with others. The more guilt, anger and fear the person has, the more unconfessed sin there is in their life, and the harder it is for them to forgive, and to love and to live in peace with other people.
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"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
- Eph. 4:32 & 5:1-2
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