Yesterday, our daughter Miranda showed us her fingernail. It was all puffed up and red. What she has is an ingrown fingernail and believe you me those things are downright painful.
I told her she’d need to cut it out and I volunteered to do it for her. She didn’t want anything to do with that. Her mom told her to put a band-aid on it. She said there has been times she’d done so and it simply went away. To tell you the truth I think it’s to far gone to do that.
I don’t believe she can cover this one up and one day it’s gone. It’s red, swollen and infected! Sin is like that when we hang on to it. It infects our minds, bodies and soul. It affects the way we think, talk, and treat others. Sin will absolutely destroy our relationship with the Lord! You can’t put a band-aid on sin and expect it to go away. You’ve got to allow the good Lord to cut it out! Is it painful to do so? Yes! But the results are out of this world!
I John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness!”