Have you ever known someone who is so honest with who they are that they seem to have no shame? Like the guy who will ask how to spell a word that any educated person should know. Does he not know that the word has a simple spelling? Shouldn't he be embarrassed to reveal his apparent weakness? Well, I know people like that and I want to be more like them. I don't want to necessarily have their weakness; I do however, want to have the strength they posses. Where we can see their weakness, we can also see their humility. I admire and respect people with humility; especially those who are humble about their weaknesses in the flesh. I am encouraged when someone is open about a sin and confesses it for help and repents.
As mentioned, we are so consumed with presenting ourselves as we want to be seen, that no one really knows who we are. In the process, we make ourselves unchangeable. We stunt our own growth as the first part of today’s “gold nugget” says, “He who covers his sins will not prosper”. I want to be able to benefit from God's mercy that is present through confessing and forsaking sin like the second half of today’s “gold nugget” declares, “But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy”.