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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

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.

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.

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

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.

Acknowledging our sin, means coming to terms with ourselves and humbling ourselves, it means getting rid of all our pride and arrogance.

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.

We can come and confess, because God is a hiding place for us, he is our Father. Amen.

The invitation is there, God is your hiding place, don’t hide your sin, go to the Father and make him your hiding place.

There is forgiveness, if you have fallen and let me tell you, you will.

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


God bless you.

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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  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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