1 John 1:8-9
Confessing sin…not all that fun right? First it requires that we be honest with ourselves about the areas of our lives we try to hide from everyone, even ourselves. I’m sure we get defensefull as we try to justify the areas in our lives where sin prevails. Or we try to cover it up with the blanket of, “forgive us for our sins” without ever really naming the sin that plagues us. Mainly, I think, because we want to sin; our flesh desires sin over all else. It’s fun for us. Yet, here clearly God’s word tells us we are to confess our sin; we are to acknowledge to God and ourselves the areas in which we have failed to uphold God’s statues. The great thing about it is that when we do, God is faithful to forgive us. He forgives us all the time, every time. Now that’s not a free ticket to sin; we, as believers, should mourn when we sin. We should endeavor to try to rid ourselves of our sin, but when we are unsuccessful God will forgive!