Internal Warning System
Proverbs 28:13 (NIV®)
He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
As we mature in the Lord, He creates in us an internal warning system that goes off when we engage in behaviors and thoughts and attitudes that displease Him. I’ve experienced that, and I imagine you have too. Sometimes we decide to ignore the warning and carry on with what we want to do. God gave us free choice, and if we decide often enough to ignore the warnings, we’ll deplete the batteries and the system will fail. Our hearts will become so hardened that we will no longer recognize our sin for what it is. If you find yourself making a habit of ignoring the warning signs and heading away from God’s best for you, take action. Confess your sins to God and turn away from them, and you will find mercy.
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me guidance for living my life in the earth. Your Word, Your Spirit, and godly people in my life remind me of who You are and who You want me to be. I want to please You above all things. In Jesus’ name, amen.