Thursday, June 26, 2014

Confession is Good

James 5:16 says Confess your faults one to another and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 

We use that Scripture to encourage us to pray but for what? This context means to pray for one another for restoration of fellowship with God and with one another. It means that when we confess our sins to God and to one another that we should expect the Lord’s healing of our spirits, of our minds and of our bodies.

God is gracious to forgive us and therefore we should be gracious to forgive one another and this forgiveness comes with promise. God restores us to Himself and to one another. 

Confession and repentance is always good because confessors and repentors know what it means to be restored and healed.

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