Proverbs 28:13 ESV “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”
1 John 1:9 ESV “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Psalm 32:5 ESV “¶ I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah”
Psalm 51:1–4 ESV “51:1 ¶ Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
51:2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
51:3 ¶ For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.”
When we hide our sins, it continues to destroy our heart and life. Our sins are a heavy weight. However, when we confess our sins to the Lord, He forgives and cleanses us. He lifts the burden from our hearts.
Question to consider:
Is there any sin in my life that I have not confessed to the Lord?
Do I need the Lord to open my eyes so I can see if there is anything in my life that I need to confess and repent?