Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 14, 2012

Confession

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 2:54 am
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blood of JesusPsalms 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”— and you forgave the guilt of my sin. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Confession comes from the Greek word “homologeo.” “Homo” mans the same and “logeo” means to speak. When we confess to God we are agreeing with God. We cannot blame others or confess for others. We are admitting to God our separation from Him through actions, words or inactions. We are coming clean with God and getting a clean heart and mind. To do this we must admit to ourselves our rebellion to God. With the confession comes the request for God’s forgiveness. God looks to see if the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, covers us. That blood covers us if we have accepted Jesus as God’s Son and asked Him to be our Savior and Lord (boss). When God hears our confession and sees the blood of His Son He forgives us and remembers (no longer counts against us) the sins no more. This is hard for our finite minds to in-capture. We are so good at remembering the injustices or presumed injustices of others against us. We are so slow at forgiving. Once we realize Jesus said we are forgiven AS we forgive others we will find it easier to forgive others as well as ourselves. Let’s not let a day go by without ending it with confession so we can start each new day with a clean heart.

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