I’ll be stealing this one directly from Max Lucado this morning because I enjoyed reading it.
Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned. (Psalm 32:1)
If we are already forgiven, then why does Jesus teach us to pray, “Forgive us our debts”?
The very reason you would want your children to do the same. If my children violate one of my standards or disobey a rule, I don’t disown them. I don’t kick them out of the house or tell them to be honest and apologize. And until they do, the tenderness of our relationship won’t be altered, but the intimacy will.
The same happens in our walk with God. Confession does not create a relationship with God, it simply nourishes it. If you are a believer, admission of sins does not alter your position before God, but it does enhance your peace with God.
Feel free to leave your thoughts below.