Covering Your Wrongdoings: Wisdom
12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
When righteousness abounds, we have nothing to do but to rejoice in our God and rejoice with each other. However, when the wicked rise, the scripture says (Proverbs 28) it is not safe in the streets. Get in the house, lock the doors and remain hidden so that the wicked trouble does not come and bother you.
13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Verse 13 says, we all must be careful not to cover our sins or make excuses for our wrongdoings. The Word of God teaches us to confess our sins or wrongdoings to God and in addition to confessing them, abandon doing them again.
This is how you obtain mercy from God or anyone. King David committed adultery but it was the first and last time he committed such acts. He forsook or abandoned his wrongdoings as well as confessing his wrong before his God. Once again, this is how we obtain mercy from God.
14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
Happy is the man that fears GOD always, because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and it is to depart from evil. This will help anyone tremendously in doing righteously.
However, if you harden your heart or mind to the truth of God, you’ll be subject to fall into mischief because you are not built on the foundation of the Word of God.
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