Confession And Cleansing

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
— 1 John 1:9

Confession starts with humility. An understanding that we are completely helpless on our own. That we need our Redeemer. 

God is both just and love. That is why we need Jesus. We must confess sincerely and seek mercy. Doing so, God has promised to not only forgive our sins but to cleanse us from them. God can not let sin go unpaid for, but praise Him that we have a Redeemer. However, God's mercy and love does not give an excuse to continue in sin. 

Where grace abounds, we should be that much more careful to walk humbly and faithfully before God because we have been given so much mercy. 

Paul says it best in Romans 6:1-2,

"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?"

True sorrow and confession of sin includes a turning away from it with God's help. 

If we confess with a repentant heart, we can be sure that our sins are forgiven. God has promised it. Allow the devil to bring them up to you no more. Believe what God has said. 

"Let us plead guilty before God, be humble, and willing to know the worst of our case. Let us honestly confess all our sins in their full extent, relying wholly on his mercy and truth through the righteousness of Christ, for a free and full forgiveness, and our deliverance from the power and practice of sin." Matthew Henry Commentary

Free and Full Forgiveness. 

To Ponder:

Do I accept God's Full Forgiveness and believe it is so? 


Father God, 

I come humbly before you and confess my sins. I have failed You, but I thank You for Your grace, Your mercy, and Your love. I also thank You for Your justice and the sacrifice of Your Son that I may receive redemption through His perfect life. 

Thank You in the Name of Jesus. Amen 

Lori HilComment