Blessing Blocker 2: Covering Your Sins
This is another interesting one. Proverbs 28:13 says, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”
“Cover your sins” could mean you are cheating on your spouse and you keep it hidden. I think we’d all agree that if you’re doing that you are obviously not going to prosper.
However, we often cover our sins in our own minds and hearts by not owning up to them and taking responsibility for them.
Like in Genesis 3:12 when Adam ate the fruit after God told them not too. He covered his sin by saying, “The woman, whom You gave me, she gave me the fruit from the tree and I ate it.”
See how Adam passed the blame onto God? The woman whom YOU gave me Lord…like it was God’s fault for giving him that woman!
More practically, perhaps you covered your sin today when you started bashing your boss to your coworkers today, but then justified it because your boss is greedy and doesn’t pay you enough, or you feel like you haven’t gotten the praise you think you deserve.
Or you reason with those around you, that “It’s not my fault our money is tight at my house, my boss didn’t give me that raise he said he would.
Don’t cover up your sin, don’t justify your actions or your situation, just repent.
Own up to it, take the blame, change, and live free!