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“He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.”
(Proverbs 28:13)

Correcting Deception
by Larry Burkett

Lord Denman wrote that “deception is a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.”

Whenever you detect a deception in your own life, large or small, stop what you’re doing and confess it immediately. This means to confess not only to God but also to the others who are involved.

There are many rationalizations for not doing this, but there really is only one reason: pride. You must resolve not to be deceptive before the situation presents itself or it will be impossible for you to do the right thing when you are faced with a decision.

You can’t assume that the victims of your act of deception will understand or accept an apology either. But, the apology is not for them; it’s for you, because if you don’t confess your transgression (deception) you will not prosper.

However, just as today’s Scripture verse says, when you confess your sins you will find compassion.

Daily Scripture Reading:

Jeremiah 23, 27-28