If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
Very few people in life claim to be perfect. We may joke about it being “hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way,” but we know ourselves. We know our faults better than anybody. But often, we hide our sin. God sees it all but we tend to hide it from others. Nobody wants to air our own personal dirty laundry! We think that if others see what we’re really like, they won’t accept us. The truth is, though, that we’re all like that in that way…to varying degrees obviously.
But our main concern should be to reveal ourselves and our sins to God. It seems like overkill because, well, God already knows us and what we’ve done, so what’s the point? The point is that God wants us to admit it because deep down we think even He won’t accept us if He knew! We smile at that but we know it to be true even a little. Like Adam, we hide.
Are you in doubt about whether God will accept us if we pour out our heart to him?
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, purifies us from all sin.