A man goes with his co-workers after hours to a bar and has too much to drink.
On his way home, a policeman pulls him over, and asks him to step out of the car. Just as the inebriated man starts to walk a straight line, the police radio calls for backup at a robbery just around the corner. He tells the man to not move, then the officer runs around the corner to assist his partners.
“If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” —1 John 1:9
The man grows tired of waiting and drives home. When he arrives, he tells his wife that if anyone comes to the door, to just tell them he has been home sick all day.
Soon, the police are at his door and ask to see the man. The wife, as told, said that her husband is sick and has been there all day.
The police show her the husband’s driver’s license that the officer still had from the traffic stop. They then tell her they need to look in the garage. As the wife raises the garage door, there is the policeman’s car with the red and blue lights still flashing. The drunken man had obviously driven the wrong car home!
If ever there was a story proving your sins will find you out, this is it. However, we can become quite good at hiding anything from lust to bitterness to greed inside us.
God knows it is there and it is poisoning us. Today would be a good day to open up your heart and allow God in to do what only He can do—forgive, restore, and renew.
REDEEMER, please forgive me for ______. I want to be clean before You. Restore and renew me today by Your grace.