Ashamed of Sin

Are we really repentful of our sins before we ask God for forgiveness?

Ezra 9:6

God is loving, merciful, and forgiving. But as sinful people are we ashamed of what we have done? Before we accept God overlooking our trespasses, have we accepted how wrong we were to have committed them?

We may not even be aware of our sins if we continuously dismiss them. We can begin with thinking that something we did wasn’t a big deal. Or that God can forgive us for our misstep. But we continue to ignore the seriousness of our sins.

This is why we should always take time in prayer to reflect on our day and actions. To face God in honesty and grasp where we failed to live up to God’s standard. Sometimes in the silence of prayer we hear where we are going wrong. Let us allow ourselves the time to hear where we are deviating from God.

The point is not to be stuck in humiliation before God. But to approach God in this way to be forgiven. How can we be forgiven if we choose not to repent? Let us always ask for forgiveness so that we remain in God’s path and be able to do God’s work.

Tags: Ezra, Forgive, Humiliation, Love, Mercy, Prayer, Repent, Shame, Sin

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