We are blessed not to carry the burden of our sin if we believe God’s offer of salvation. If we honestly seek God’s forgiveness, Christ takes that load from us. On the other hand, if we stubbornly cling to our own righteousness, we will pay the penalty for our sin. In Psalm 32, David describes the crushing weight of sin that was on him until he confessed. This helps us to understand that to be free of guilt, we must quickly confess our sins.
Andy Diemer is a UCG elder who pastors congregations in New England. He was baptized into the Church in 1981. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Cleveland State University.