After We Sin, It’s the End
Scripture Reading: 1 John 1:1-10
Key Verse: 1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Our confession of our sin is a key ingredient to our own redemption. Jesus died for the whole world but the whole world wasn’t saved, on that day, from their sins. We must enter this process we call salvation. Salvation is a wonderful word. We were lost, hopelessly headed toward eternity without God. Someone told us about Jesus and what He did for us on the cross. Something inside us drew us to that message of Good News. We knew we needed to be saved, even if we didn’t know all the correct terminology.
When we heard the story, and if it was correctly (Biblically) presented to us, we had to enter a time of confession. Confession starts the process of salvation. Romans 10:9 instructs us to first confess with our mouth and then believe in our heart! This confession is the confession that Jesus is Lord. The meaning of that centers around the word Lord. I must confess that I am not lord over my life. He is! Our greatest sin is putting ourselves in God’s spot in our lives!
After our original confession, there will be daily confessions that Jesus is Lord over us! I must daily confess that it’s God’s opinion that matters most! Sins that creep back into a believer’s life indicate that Jesus is slipping off center, no longer in His rightful place. Confession of these sins puts Jesus back on the throne of our hearts and continues the fellowship we enjoy with our Father in Heaven.
Father, I start this day with my confession that you are right and worthy to be followed. Forgive my sin of pride and self-rule. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.