All that will get you is pain and separation from God. You will find these things to be true.
You will quench the leading of the Holy Spirit! (Do not quench the Spirit-1 Thessalonians 5:19). You will be unthankful, praying less and less. YOU will not rejoice in the Lord.
Bible study will seem dry and fruitless. It will seem pointless to you ((James 1:22-24)
You will be joyless and others will find you so. (1 John 1:4).
You might even feel unsaved! We have no excitement in serving. (Psalm 51:12).
We have no peace and we pour that feeling onto those around us. (Colossians 3:15).
Think about this! When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the drought of summer (Psalm 32:3,4).
We can’t fellowship with the Lord as we used to. (1 John 1:3,6).
We sense that we are separated from the Lord. Our relationship grows cold. (1 John 1:6)
We seldom pray because we expect no answers (1 John 3:19-22).
Our sins interfere with our God relationship. Confession is the only way back. (Romans 8:26,27).
Remember this truth. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear (Psalm 66:18).
What will we do if God calls us home in the midst of this failing? We will not be able to stand in his presence. We will be ashamed. Better that we should confess now so that we can stand before him in joy.
Abide in Him, that when he appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming (John 2:28).
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