USE GOD’S COVERING NOT OURS
Prov 28:13 'He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.'
A simply definition of sin can be stated as, doing what God has not commanded or not doing what He has commanded. The Genesis narrative records that when Adam and Eve sinned, they hid themselves.
To hide oneself after having done wrong tends to promote the idea of self-protection. Even a child will hide when he or she has acted wrongly.
It is a human tendency to run for cover after having commit a crime. To sin, is an inherited disposition. This is supported by Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God".
With such an understanding, our verse of focus admonishes us that to cover our sins, is to rob ourselves of God’s mercy and His power of forgiveness over our lives. Additionally, we deprive ourselves of the prosperity and success that God has promised.
We must always be aware of the fact that we cannot hide from God. All our actions are exposed to Him.
Therefore, let us not hide and protect our sins, but rather genuinely forsake them and confess them to God. He will abundantly pardon and restore us.
God’s restoration is beyond our comprehension. After confession and repentance, God sees us as if we have never sinned.
Praise God! The blood of Jesus covers our sins.