He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Proverbs 28:13 (KJV)
The above verse talks about the boundless mercy of God.
In the Gospel of Luke Jesus says “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
God hates sin but loves the sinners. Jesus came to this world for the sinners and not the righteous. He shed his precious blood and died on the cross for our sins. Our sins have been forgiven due to this perfect sacrifice.
Jesus forgave us because He had mercy of us. Forgiveness and mercy go hand in hand. But in order for God to have mercy on us and forgive our sins, we have to remember the sins we commit and confess it before the Almighty God. Only then will we receive mercy from Him. Mercy is important because it brings about healing and restoration. It is wrong to commit a sin, but even worse if there is no repentance for the sin. God is abounding in Mercy. He longs to forgive people. His Mercy is for all those who ask and He gives it generously and graciously, but we have to take the first step in order to receive it.
Let us rejoice and be thankful to God for His mercies which is new every day and make a commitment to Him today that we will not only confess our sins to Him in order to be forgiven, but will also depart from it. Let us give up our old and evil ways by shedding our grave clothes and wear the robe of righteousness that Christ has provided for each one of us.