Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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“He who conceals his transgressions shall not prosper,
but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.”
There is nothing honorable about talking about how bad you are, or have been. There is no honor in talking about your sin. Confessing sin without repenting of it is the flesh’s subtle way of boasting about its power. True honor is found in believing the gospel, confessing your sin, and then turning away from it; humble repentance before God is the honorable thing. When you kneel in contrition at Jesus’ feet, you have done a truly honorable thing, and in doing so, you bring honor to God and His Son, through whom all sin is forgiven.