"Winking at sin leads to sorrow; bold reproof leads to peace." (Prov.10:10)
When we 'wink' at sin, or somehow think we are just barely doing something wrong... so slight that 'maybe it won't count'... we can 'be sure our sins will find us out'...
God doesn't want us to 'kind of' sin, He wants our obedience in all of the areas that tempt us. Actually, 'barely sinning' is still sin!
It will never fail... when we 'dabble' in sin... it will ALWAYS lead to sadness and defeat. Our hearts always know.. God knows that it drives a wedge between our heart and His, and we know it too...
He has created us with a mind and heart that knows right from wrong! Sin is not something to fool around with, at ANY level. God hates it and His Word is loaded with the DO NOT do it verses! He knows it is always wrong for us.
What I really love about this verse is the second part... 'bold reproof leads to peace'.... Isn't that the truth! There have been times when I'm tempted to do a little less than I know is complete obedience, and when He reminds me, and I obey... I am choosing bold reproof of sin. I am deciding and choosing to NOT sin.
Do we ever feel wrong when we make that choice?? NEVER!! It's the way to His peace, of mind and heart. He made us, and He knows what is the best for us! And when it comes to sin... bold reproof is ALWAYS the right choice!