“Looking at our sins makes us despair that we could be loved by God, but in the embrace of Christ we discover the great Lover who does not abandon the beloved.”
-John Owen (Communion with the Triune God; p 37)
Both ignoring our sin and overly focusing on our sin will lead a person into trouble. Denying or avoiding acknowledging our sin keeps us distant from God, more apt to keep sinning, or even religiously proud. Dwelling on our sin leads to doubting the power and love of God who freely offers His grace to us based upon the loving and righteous sacrifice of His Son, Jesus, upon the cross for the sins of the world.
Acknowledging our sin enables us to see our need for a Savior and once we’ve received Him it enables us to maintain beautiful communion with Him. A healthy view of our sin and our Savior keeps us lovingly humble and falling ever deeper in love with our Lover whose commitment does not waver.