1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Most of last week I was rebuilding chilled water pumps in a mechanical room with another contractor. He had a contemporary country music station playing each day I was there. I do enjoy country music from years ago, but it has changed in recent years. One of the songs I heard over and over again was from Luke Bryan called I Believe Most People Are Good. I found a great temptation to sing along as I heard the song at least a dozen times over the course of a couple days. The song states:
- I believe most people are good
- I believe most mothers qualify for sainthood
- I believe you love who you love, and ain’t nothin’ you should ever be ashamed of
- I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks
If I were to have given into the temptation to sing along, I would have been confessing those same statements. I would have been confessing with my lips that I believe all people are good even though the Scriptures teach there is no one who does good and no one is righteous. I would have been confessing I believed a man should be free to love a man and should not feel shame about it. The things I am suppose to be confessing though is my sins. If I confess my sins to God, he is faithful to do two things. He will forgive me for the confessed sin, and he will cleanse me from the power it has over my life.
What will you be confessing today? We are always either hiding our sin or confessing it.