“If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.” – 1 John 1:8-9
Humans are sinful. The sins we commit have the power to separate us from God. It happened to Adam and Eve after they sinned against God in the Garden. Lucky for us, if we confess our sins to God, He is willing to forget what we have done. Also, He is faithful to forgive. The forgiveness we will receive is granted to us by the sacrifice of Jesus. He paid the price for our sins on the cross. Furthermore, if we sin against another person, we also need to confess the sin to them and apologize. When a humble person confesses their sin, it has the power to heal broken relationships, especially ours with God (James 5:16).
We all have sins that need to be confessed. The Bible is straight forward when it says that “we all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23). Therefore, we cannot say we have not sinned. If we do, we are calling God a liar and we do not accept His teachings (1 John 1:10). A believer in Christ needs to confess their sins because it is part of the repentance process. Repentance and confession allow us to be accountable for our sins and seek true forgiveness from God.
On the other hand, “If you hide your sins, you will not succeed. If you confess and reject them, you will receive mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). We will receive mercy from God as He cleanses us from our unrighteousness.
Prayer of the day:
Dear Father in heaven,
Please help us to confess our sins to You. We need to confess because we sin a lot. Sin also separates us from You. Confessing our wrongdoing is not easy, so help us to be humble and do it. Thank you for Your forgiveness and willingness to forget what we have done. It is by grace that we are forgiven and by the sacrifice of Jesus that we are allowed to have a relationship with You. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen!