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Come, Confess Don’t Cover (Chinese/English)

PSALM 32: 5-7 I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity;I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah. Therefore, let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him. You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah 
诗篇32:5-7我向你陈明我的罪、不隐瞒我的恶.我说、我要向耶和华承认我的过犯、你就赦免我的罪恶。〔细拉〕 为此、凡虔诚人、都当趁你可寻找的时候祷告你.大水泛溢的时候、必不能到他那里 你是我藏身之处.你必保佑我脱离苦难、以得救的乐歌、四面环绕我。〔细拉〕 

Come, Confess-Don’t Cover
来忏悔吧,不要遮掩

We see in Psalms 32:3-4 the pain that unconfessed sin causes the believer, his whole body is in agony, his/her spiritual life is in a mess.
我们在32:3-4节里读到,没有忏悔的罪带给信徒痛苦,他周身痛楚,灵命零乱。

To be in fellowship with God, we need to do certain things, we need to remember that first of all, when we fall, we have an advocate with the father 1 John 2;1-2.
为了与神同行,我们需有所为,首先记住:若有人犯罪、在父那里我们有一位中保、就是那义者耶稣基督.约翰一书2:1-2.

We need to remember that we need to yield our members to Christ, so that sin becomes less and less in us. Romans 6-13
谨记我们需把自己献给基督,罪才会衰减。罗马书6:13 

To acknowledge our sin, means to have the same attitude to sin that God has, sin is absolutely disgusting to God, it is us saying, yes, I have failed and now I think of sin as disgusting, it becomes an affront to me.
承认我们的罪,意味着拥有和上帝对待罪同样的态度,对上帝而言,罪绝对是让人厌恶的,老话说,我的确曾跌倒但如今视罪如冒犯我的仇敌。 

Acknowledging our sin, means coming to terms with ourselves and humbling ourselves, it means getting rid of all our pride and arrogance.
承认我们的罪,意味着要面对自己,谦卑自己,摆脱我们所有的骄傲和傲慢。 

In Chapter 1 of the Book of 1 John, we are given a great treatise of sin and how to deal with it, covering sin, means we are not living in the light, but acknowledgement and confession means we are living in the light. In chapter 1 verse 9, we are given a great promise, but also a great command.
约翰一书 第一章谈到,我们罪恶累累,如何对待它呢?我们若说自己无罪、便是自欺、真理不在我们心里了。第九节给我们一个承诺,同时也是要求:我们若认自己的罪神是信实的、是公义的必要赦免我们的罪、洗净我们一切的不义。 

We need to come to the cross and confess, we don’t have to be afraid, look at Adam and Eve in the garden, they hid themselves, letting sin go unconfessed leads to further trouble, one little sin leads to bigger sins and soon it is out of control.
我们需来到十字架面前忏悔,不必害怕,看看伊甸园中的亚当和夏娃,他们掩藏自己未曾忏悔,导致罪孽更深,小罪沦为大罪,不久失控。 

We can come and confess, because God is a hiding place for us, he is our Father. Amen.
我们可以来到十字架面前忏悔,因为上帝是我们的藏身之所,他是我们的天父,阿们! 

The invitation is there, God is your hiding place, don’t hide your sin, go to the Father and make him your hiding place.
上帝是你的藏身之所,他向你发出邀请,不要掩饰你的罪,走到天父面前,栖身此处吧。

There is forgiveness, if you have fallen and let me tell you, you will.
此处有原谅,如果你曾跌到,我告诉你,你会被原谅。

Come and confess, don’t cover your sin and iniquity.

来此处忏悔吧,不要掩饰你的罪愆。

God bless you.
上帝保佑你! 

About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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3 comments

  1. Yes indeed, you said it well when you said to make God our hiding place instead of hiding our sins from Him, which of course cannot be done.
    Thank you for a well written message.

  2. Hi Keith,
    Yes – go to the LORD in prayer and repentance – He forgives over and over again!
    Great post and message my friend. Thanks!
    God Bless~

  3. thanks so much cora and cd

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