Secret Sins“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

This scripture should well up in every believer, a spring of gratitude towards our merciful Heavenly Father.  Yet, if examined with a bright light, deep into the private chambers of your soul, would there be an area of unrepentant sin; reluctant to vacate?

Habitually, we bow our heads confessing those pesky sins, hoping against all hope that God, indeed, will forgive.  Secretly though, some have no genuine desire to turn away or let go of those things which feed their carnal heart.  Perhaps things like hate, bitterness, envy, addictions to food, sex, drugs or even electronics have such a hold on your life that there is no time for the Most High God.  An unapologetic person will do anything to avoid God’s purging them of something wretchedly destructive to their flesh.  God calls this person “unrepentant” because they are unwilling to forsake that which drives a wedge between Him and them.

Entreat our Heavenly Father, believers, to reveal hidden and unrepentant sin even to the deepest recesses of your soul.  Cry out as one ripping one’s own garment in shame; acknowledging those sins and begging forgiveness and His cleansing from all unrighteousness.  The Holy Spirit will be activated to put to death that which destroys and separates us from our Creator.  With contrition, beloved, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins.