Don’t Dig up What Christ Buried

A person who has a ‘guilt complex’ can perhaps get relief by unburdening his soul to someone else. For a true believer, of course, no such process is necessary. We go to the Lord, confess our sins, and leave them there. To go back to our sins again and again is to act like a dog who digs a bone which he has buried. The Savior never nags His children; it is Satan who nags the conscience. The God of all grace fully cleanses His child, whom He delights to lead into higher ways, teaching him day by day to walk worthily of the calling wherewith he has been called. Do not, then, play dog, and dig up what was buried by our Lord in His burial.

Donald Grey Barnhouse, Romans Vol 3 (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1961), 67.

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