The Power Of Confession

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Psalm 32:1

The word, “transgression” in the original Hebrew translated to English means sin or rebellion against God,
or against individuals.

You’re blessed because you serve a mighty, graceful, forgiving God who forgives you every time you miss the mark.

He is so good in that He doesn’t have to forgive you of your sins, He just does – because that’s the nature of who He is.  (Hebrews 11:6)

All that He asks of us is that we not kid ourselves, or fool ourselves (or try to fool Him) by not acknowledging the sin by not confessing it out loud to Him.

Confessing your sins to God does 4 things:  

-It admits responsibility for your own actions (no matter who
all was involved, it doesn’t scream, “he made me do it!” –
just like Adam screamed, “She made me eat the forbidden fruit!”
(Genesis 3:12)  

-It’s a way of humbling yourself in the sight of God.
(1 Peter 5:6)

-It lets God know that you realize that you’re not perfect and
that you need Him.  (Hebrews 4:16)

-And it restores fellowship with God so that you can
continue to walk in the blessings that God has for you.
(1 John 1:9)

So thank God you’re blessed!

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.  Proverbs 24:16

I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.  (Psalm 32:5)

Jesus

*Originally published on Kim on the Web.

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