“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:8-9 NKJV
To confess means to admit to our sin and also to agree with God that we need forgiveness. When we genuinely confess our sins to God, He is faithful to forgive us. When we repent, He purifies us from our sins.
This doesn’t mean that we need to keep a diary of every bad thought we think and every bad deed we do and then name them to God one by one. But it does mean that, as believers, we need to continually acknowledge that we are sinners in need of God’s saving grace.
Folks, when we do this, God makes us new. He wipes the slate clean and gives us a fresh start….every time. We do not need to return to our sinful habits. We do not need to be slaves to our sin. Remember it is through the blood of Jesus that God sets us free from our sin. We are free and forgiven!
He set me free…..yes…He set me free……
He broke the bonds….of prison for me…..
I’m glory…bound my Jesus to….see….
For glory to God….He set me free…..