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"Cover up the Cover-up," Ephesians 6: 10-20, Pastor Marvin G Spence

A life lesson, which some learned later in life rather than earlier, is that honesty rather than cover-up is the best policy for maintaining healthy relationships with God and others. For example, Adam and Eve disobeyed God regarding the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3), covered up their nakedness and tried to cover-up their sin blaming each other and the serpent. We may have our secrets but there is nothing hidden from God no matter how hard we try. Consider the outcome if Adam and Eve had confessed their sin to God, repented and appealed to Lord's mercy. We too, struggle with admitting when we are wrong if it involves embarrassment, immorality or illegality. We have the benefit of knowing 1 John 1:9 ("If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just...).

In today's world where lies and wrongdoings can be spun to resemble truth, we are taught to be strong in the Lord's teaching (Spiritual Armor) so that we are neither fooled nor disadvantaged by what the world calls wisdom. With the Holy Spirit's empowerment, you can be the Christian you are called to be.

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