What do you care more about? The opinion of God or that of man? Many of us care more about what others think concerning us more than what God thinks. We care so much that we would rather hide our sins so that the world doesn’t see us in a certain way more than we do about confessing our sins to God and receiving forgiveness.
The world and its standards are flawed so there is no need Living to the standard of this world. The world cannot forgive you of your sins only God can. You are not living for man. It is God you are living for and it is He that you will answer to when the time comes. So why live in sin because of fear of what people will think of you. When God forgives you He forgives you without revisiting your sins. (He doesn’t even remember your sins as much as you do). So instead of putting on an act of perfection whiles still dwelling in sin, confess your sin before God and receive mercy.
His mercies are truly new every morning and He’s concerned about your salvation. If you confess your sins He is faithful and just to forgive, so instead of worrying about your reputation, and of how people will see you, use that opportunity to confess your sins and receive mercy! Do not conceal your sins because concealing them can very well lead you to your grave. That person whom you think is perfect has his or her own flaws he or she is dealing with. Pay no attention to anyone because if you do you will bring confusion to yourself. Your only concern should be God alone, He’s the one able to cleanse you and make you as white as snow, therefore confess to Him, turn from your sins and He will give you mercy!
“People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.”