For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:12-16 ESV)
Reading this sends chills down my spine. Those things that I have done and deeply regret and would like to forget, those thoughts that have gone through my mind that no one else knows, all of it is known by the Lord and he will ask for an account of it! Thank God for Christ, who pays the price for our sin and thus gives us access to the throne of grace to confess these hidden things and be forgiven.
Do you have things or thoughts in your life that know one else knows about that you wish we’re not there?
Confess your sin to God and ask for grace to overcome these sins, and thank him for his forgiveness!
McCheyne’s reading plan: 2 Ki 22, He 34 Jo 1, Ps 77