Confess It as Sin!
David admits his sins; (Psalm 51:3) “For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.” How we hate admitting that we sin and this is the trap in our thinking, because secretly we hate appearing less than perfect. Furthermore, we can’t hide it from God. Acknowledging our sin is agreeing with God that we have sinned. Just confess it!
David acknowledges that his sin is against God and is evil; (Psalm 51:4) “Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight.” Our sin is against God, not a person. Because we sin every day, we have this self-justified scale of sin where we rarely see our sins as evil, but they are. We distinguish our little sins from the really, really big sins and rarely do we ascribe a punishment to either. God does not recognize these categories, nor our prescribed punishment thereof, and is not pleased with our sins. Remember, we are going to have to give an account for these sins, (2 Corinthians 5:10). Confess them!
David recognizes that he needs to be cleansed; (Psalm 51:7)- “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” The filth of sin can only be cleansed through the Lord’s washboard. Picture those old-time washboards with wooden or galvanized ripples (or worst yet-rocks!) and the Lord smacking your wet sin-stained soul unto that wash board. Yes, that’s the level of cleansing David wanted as he confessed his sin. Do you desire this type of cleansing? Read the rest of Psalm 51 and be encouraged. Then, confess them!
Finally, confession of sin leads to forgiveness. (1 John 1:9) “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” You must believe this by faith. Your forgiveness awaits, but you must confess that you have sinned. See, the enemy of our souls, Satan, would love to permanently condemn you, deceive you into thinking that God can’t forgive your filthy, repetitive, truculent sins, and render you spiritually impotent. DON’T GIVE him THAT POWER! All of our sins were placed on JESUS and His blood cleanses us from all sin. He alone received in Himself the punishment for the sins of the world-yes, our sins (make it personal-my sins), past, present, and future. If there is anyone, anyone I should be telling my sins to, it’s JESUS! Confess them!
Prayer: Oh Jesus, I did it! Yes, I did it and I’m sorry! I agree that I have sinned against You and You alone. Thank You for providing a means of confession and forgiveness for sin. Here’s the thing, Jesus, I don’t want to keep sinning to then ask You for forgiveness, over and over. I hate when I do that! So Lord Jesus, please, please help me to turn away from the things that are not pleasing to You. You have given me victory over sin, please help me to live victoriously over sin. I’m tired of doing the same things over and over. Lord, I trust You and I believe by faith, that when I confess my sins to You, that You will forgive me and cleanse me. Thank You for loving me that much!
By Paula Smith
WOW, Sis. Paula! What a powerful spiritual mandate—CONFESS them! Amen! Amen!
Amen Sister. Yes, go ahead and confess that sin. It is so freeing.
Amen, confession is good for the soul! Forgive us Lord for taking Your love for us for granted, and not asking for forgiveness and repenting from our sins!