“Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake your God and have no awe of Me,” declares [YHVH], the Lord Almighty.” Jeremiah 2:19
“I will pass judgement on you because you say, ‘I have not sinned’.” Jeremiah 2:35
How often do we end up in situations because of our own choices? We don’t always like to admit when we’re wrong-especially to ourselves. I can’t speak for others, but when I don’t want to admit/see/deal with something within myself, I’m pretty good at avoiding it.
When I’ve ministered to people one-on-one, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve listened through excuses and reasoning from individuals who don’t want to admit they played a part in their own downfall.
The thing is, failing to acknowledge your wrongs or negative aspects of yourself does nothing to hide or get rid of those qualities. In fact, the more you act like you don’t have a problem, the more of a problem it becomes.
We all have areas of weakness in our lives that need God’s touch. If we want to change our lives and rid ourselves of these weaknesses, we must get real with ourselves about who we are…the good … bad….and the ugly that we like to hide (though know it’s there).
If we don’t, our weaknesses will deal us. We suffer consequences of our sin whether we acknowledge and confess them, or not.