Thought Of The Day, “Secret Sin”, Men’s Daily Devotion

Men’s Daily Devotion, Secret Sins


Thought of the day:

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Reference Proverbs 28:13 NKJV

What a concept. If we have secret sins, God will not bless our lives or our ministry. It’s as if He’s trying to get our attention to what we are trying to cover up.

David tried to cover his sin with Bathsheba and also Uriah, when he killed him. Although David thought he was successful in hiding that he slept with Bathsheba, his sin was not as secret as he thought. His servants that were involved in calling Bathsheba to David knew what he did. Joab, whom David convinced to put Uriah at the front of the battle, knew what he did. Most importantly, God knew what he did and revealed it to Nathan, whom he used to confront David.

What should this tell us? That our secret sins affect others. That we may try to cover them up, or hide them, however, others already know about them. We cannot get away from them being exposed. And in us committing them and trying to cover them up, we also maybe causing others to sin.

This should be a concern for us since, now, we essentially, have become a stumbling block to others. We have caused others to sin by involving them in either helping us to sin or by them covering up our sin. Remember what Jesus said about it is better for one to have a milestone tied to their neck and thrown into the sea than to cause another to sin (Luke 17:2)?

Let’s examine our lives now and repent, where we need to, before it’s too late.

If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.  
It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it. We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already.
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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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