17 Apr Doug – 4/17/18
SOAP with Doug – It Starts with Honesty
Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)
People who conceal their sins will not prosper,
but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
It all starts with honesty. We have to be honest with ourselves, with God, and with others. And when we do, that’s when real healing can occur. That’s when we are forgiven and we can be transformed. As long as we stay hidden, we won’t be healed.
1 John 1:5-7 (ESV)
Walking in the Light
5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
If we want to walk in the light, our first step must be confession and repentance. There’s no other way.