but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
You're invited to share your responses to a reflection question below in the comments section.
- What does this passage teach us about God?
- What does this passage teach us about ourselves?
- What does this passage teach us about our world?
- What words, thoughts, or phrases that caught your attention? Why?
I think this may mean, just because we do something in secret doesn’t mean it is not a sin - in order to stop our sins we must admit to them and genuinely repent- and then we can be forgiven by God’s mercy
I hear God reminding me that even though he knows our sins, knows our hearts, it still serves a purpose to confess them to God through prayer.
We must acknowledge our sin, take ownership of it, and then sincerely repent and change our hearts and behaviors, in order to receive forgiveness