"I know I did the wrong thing, but it's good. It showed me I'm just like everyone else at the church. I'm not perfect."
Her sin was significant, but she went on another five minutes talking about it without expressing any genuine sorrow.
I think she represents all of us at times, but I'm especially concerned about the prevalence of her attitude in the modern Church.
We've failed to grasp God's attitude toward sin.
The Bible says:
- Sin affects our relationship with God (Isaiah 59:2).
- Our sins should make us feel miserable (James 4:8-10).
- Refusal to confess sin is like slapping God in the face and emptying our heart of His Word (1 John 1:8-10).
Even if you don't usually do the Bite Size Bible studies on Monday, I encourage you to do this one. It gives a Biblical example of insincere repentance that serves as a warning and helps us understand sincere repentance better. Check it out HERE.