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Is there a
promise for those who confess their sins?
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9.
To whom besides
the Lord should one confess his sins?
"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth
much." James 5:16.
NOTE. All sins should be confessed to God, because the very smallest is a
grievance to Him; but only those sins should be confessed to a fellow-man that
have directly injured him. A sin that is against God only, should be confessed
only to Him, and man has no claim to a confession in such cases.
If one tries to
cover up a sin, and will not properly confess it, what effect will such a course
have on the delinquent?
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper; but whoso
confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Prov. 28:13.
Is it possible
to hide a sin from God?
"Be sure your sin will find you out." Num. 32:23. "Thou hast
set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of Thy
countenance." Ps. 90:8.
How did David
feel before he confessed his sins?
"When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day
long, For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into
the drought of summer." Ps. 32:3, 4.
What came to him
"I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I
said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the
iniquity of my sin." Ps. 32:5.
Who is the
advocate of the sinner?
"If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ
the righteous." 1 John 2:1.
How fully did
Israel confess to Samuel when they wished him to intercede before God in their
"And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the
Lord thy God, that we die not; for we have added unto all our sins this evil,
to ask us a king." 1 Sam. 12:19.
What are we to
expect when we confess our sins?
"Have mercy upon me, O God, according
to thy loving- kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot
out my transgressions." Ps. 51:1.
Will there be a
time when every one will confess to God?
"For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to
Me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then everyone of us shall
give account of himself to God." Rom. 14:11, 12.