The Damage of Defending Our Sins


We have a propensity for self-defense.

We're more apt to deny facts, become accusatory, or get rude than to admit we're wrong in a discussion, debate, or argument.

It doesn’t take any character to deny our sins, and it damages our hearts and souls. 

Even if we win the argument, we lose.

It takes humility and honesty to admit our sins, and those traits enlarge our hearts and souls. 

Even if we lose the argument, we win.

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.” 1 John 1:8-10

Let’s never let our words of self-defense crowd out God’s words of Truth.
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For more on this subject:
4 Things That Happen When We Fail to Repent
6 Characteristics of Sincere Repentance

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