True confession

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 51:1-19; 1 John 1:9 (day seven) 
“If we confess our sins. . .”  Confession in the Bible is a more specific word than we normally think.  Homologeo (the Greek word) means “to speak the same thing”  Homo=same.  Logos=word.  So, confession is more than secret sins finally admitted.  More, even, than sorrow or regret.  True confession is an agreement reached between a holy God and a sinner.  A shared perspective, a joint statement of purpose going forward.  It is an agreement on sin and the damage done.  Good question.  Have I waited for God on the subject of my sin?  Do I know what He feels, thinks about it?  Both are true–sin separates us from God and separation from God is our sin.  “Come, let us reason TOGETHER,” says the Lord.  “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”–Isaiah 1:18.  Have you had this hard and helpful conversation with God?  It is what the Bible calls true confession.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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