Today’s attached devotional speaks of two kinds of people: boasters and
confessors. Into which category would you fall? Is that what you want?
Give it some thought. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Proverbs 28:13 (ESV)Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
“There is far more power with God in the humble acknowledgment of sinfulness than in a boastful claim of cleanliness, — much more power in pleading that grace will forgive than in asking that justice should reward; because, when we plead our emptiness and sin, we plead the truth; but when we talk about our goodness and meritorious doings, we plead a lie; and lies can never have any power in the presence of the God of truth. O brethren and sisters, let us forever shake off from us, as we would shake a viper from our hand, all idea that, by any goodness of ours, which even the Spirit of God might work in us, we should be able to deserve anything at God’s hands, and to claim as right anything from the justice of our Maker!” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1906), p. 123-124]