Encouragement for your daily walk with God
An old, Scottish proverb claims, "Confession is good for the soul." Even if you don’t find that quote in the pages of Scripture, it is extremely good counsel. Why, you ask? Because God forgives the repentant heart. None other than the apostle John taught us that truth — if we confess, God forgives!
“If” is an important word here because there is little confessing of sin going on today. Instead you often hear, “ Well, deep down inside, I’m a pretty decent person.” Or, “I’m just as good as the next guy.”
“Confess” is another important word. John said, “If we confess our sin…” not, “If we justify our sin,” or “If we rationalize or sin,” or “If we compare our sin…” No! These ideas may sound good. They may even sound American. But in God’s sphere, they are hollow, empty.
When we get to the point of sorrow for our sin, when we admit there is no other option, then repent. God is waiting with open arms!
If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive our sin, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9