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Devotional - Friday, January 6, 2017 6/359

Today's Scripture: "Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit." Ps 34:13

5652. A deceiver has lost the right to be truthful and believed. JG


See it.

Admit v confess

Live it.

When I was young, I seldom, if ever, recognized a mistake before I made it. As an adult and looking back, I can say I haven't always learned from my mistakes either. No one likes making mistakes but judging the number of times we make the same ones, one has to wonder if we will ever learn. What I have learned, however, is that's there's a difference between doing something you know is wrong and doing what you think is right to be later convinced it wasn't.

They say confession is good for the soul, but you have to wonder why the words, "I'm sorry, will you forgive me," is hardly spoken. I say this of the world in general but even more so for those who call themselves a Christian and attend church. Reconciliation is the basic principle of salvation, but sadly most people would rather carry guilt to their grave before making it right with someone they've offended. That's not surprising in a society that equates admission of guilt to confession. The two are loosely connected, but only one makes it right with God. We might be able to avoid someone who is angry with us, but Scripture tells us it's not good to die and face an angry God.

Pray it.

Thank You, for being a saving God who forgives our sin.


Keywords: Deceit; Confession; Reconcile

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
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