He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
Almost every day I see some celebrity/business/political scandal that has been uncovered. Even when I’m not looking. That’s what people seem to devote their lives too. Digging up dirt on someone.
What’s scary about that?
How much they find.
I’m grateful to live in a country where you have to treat people with respect and honesty in order to prosper long term. Obviously, there are those few who manage to prosper in spite of their misbehavior.
The crooks seem to get uncovered. When you sow deceit you reap calamity. Hiding the wrong things you do doesn’t help you or anyone else. Not only is it the right thing to fess up and forsake, but it’s also the best thing you can do for yourself.
Note that it’s confession AND forsaking. Confessing is easy once your transgression is out. But how many of us truly forsake them?