The Rx for Failure
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. ~Proverbs 28:13
All of us have experienced failure in one way or another. It could have been a failing grade on a test or class. It could have been a losing season. It could have been a business venture that went out of business. It could have been our inability to live up to a required standard of excellence. Failure hurts. Failure is a setback. Failure makes us feel like we do not belong in the company of people whom we deem successful. Of all the failures we can experience, the worst failure is living with unconfessed sin. This morning, let us see how unconfessed sin results in failure, and God’s unfailing prescription in overcoming this.
We see the refusal.
“He that covereth his sins.” The cover-up of our sins is the premeditated attempt to conceal and hide from the truth that we crossed a forbidden line and sinned against God. Cover-up is due to the shame that we know we did wrong. When we cover up, we are hoping that no one finds out what we did and that eventually “this issue will go away.”