Since God allows me to bring my sin into the light with Him and only experience positive, helpful, and beneficial results…I need to love you the same way and allow you to bring your sin into the light of our relationship and allow you to experience the same beneficial results of doing that! On the other hand, if bringing my sin into the light with you means the beginning of punishment, I think I will keep it hidden and risk the possibility of getting caught.
If bringing my sin into the light with you means the beginning of discipline, and I have experienced an environment of discipline that has always been rooted in love and has been focused on my growth, my healing, and my spiritual maturity (Hebrews 12), I will bring my sin into the light with you because I know that is better than the pain and deceitfulness of hiding my sin.
Remember – we know we have found a relationship of grace when we share the worst about us and the other person moves closer and holds us tighter.
You having that kind of relationship with me helps break the power of sin in my life…because I can live in the light. A relationship of grace is the greatest gift we can ever give someone.