King David prayed after he had sinned, “Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.” (Psalms 51:10). When we sin, we break fellowship with God. Confession is what restores that broken fellowship. John said, “If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” (1 John 1:9


“If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
— 1 John 1:9

Reflect:

  • Do I have any unconfessed sin(s) in your life?
  • Do I confess each sin by name?
  • Am I willing to forsake all sin to follow Jesus?

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Prayer: 

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. (Psalm 139:23-­24)