Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Confession Comfort

The great benefit of confessing and repenting of sins is receiving the assurance of God’s forgiveness so that we can stand before Him without fear, shame, or guilt. Obviously, for those who refuse to confess, they do not receive this peace. They are uncomfortable in the Father’s presence and the only way that they can keep coming into the Father’s presence, without confession, is to be self-deceived that they are, in fact, not sinners needing to repent. And their last state is worse than the first.
         But for God’s saints, confession and repentance, while hard, are the path to peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. May God grant us His favor to see ourselves as we really are and having seen that hard truth, quickly humbling ourselves before Him. That difficult confession leads to all the benefits of goodness in Jesus; forgiveness, peace, joy, resurrection, hope, and glory. We are going to glory, so let us all lay aside and leave behind the sin which so easily entangles, and grasp hold of forgiveness joy in Jesus Christ.

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