Genuine confession and repentance are non-negotiable aspects of Christian faith...
It's incredible that God forgives us when we honestly confess our sins and turn from them. Other religions base forgiveness on works or punishments, but Scripture says:
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
Why then is it so hard for us to honestly repent of sin each day?
Have we forgotten the consequences for "covering" our sins:
"If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer... If we claim we have not sinned, we make [God] out to be a liar and his word is not in us. Psalm 66:18-19, 1 John 1:10
We come from a long line of blame-shifters and excusers: Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent, Cain excused his sin, etc.
But we're new creations in Christ, dear friends, so let's keep short accounts and daily confess our sins.
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