8. Confessing My Sins
Please remember to pray before reading!
Yesterday we learned the importance of confessing our sins in a specific way. In order to experience a genuine confession and repentance, we must realize that Jesus died to pay the penalty for our individual sins. As we take a long look at the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, it will cause us to become humble, submissive and repentant. We will come to appreciate what Jesus has done for us, and our hearts will be full of gratitude for Him.
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, He will forgive and cleanse us.
Proverbs 28:13 — If we try to hide our sins, we won’t prosper.
James 5:16 — We need to make things right with others, and pray for each other.
Hebrews 4:15 — Jesus understands just how we feel, and everything about us.
Psalm 34:18 — God wants us to have a contrite heart.
Isaiah 1:16-18 — God calls us to put away our sins, and to receive cleansing .
Ezekiel 33:15 — We are to make restitution when we have wronged someone.
2 Corinthians 7:11 — Godly sorrow for sin leads us to make things right.
Genesis 3:12, 13 — There is no excuse for sin, even though we try to blame others.
1 Timothy 1:15 — Each one of us needs to admit that we are chief sinners.
Keeping in mind God’s wonderful mercy, and our sinfulness, let us sincerely ask ourselves these questions: