In case you missed last week’s post, you can read part one at this link: "Embracing A Lifestyle Of Confessing Sin And Repentance”
I never intended for this to be a two-parter, but as I was thinking and praying more about this topic, I realized I left it off improperly.
So let’s back up…
It’s incredible how difficult it is to write on a topic like confessing sin. As I wrote the past blog and now writing this one, I’m constantly pausing to wonder what else I should be confessing or repenting over.
Even worse than that, I have the dread that someone will come to me with something I’m completely unaware of (or worse, that they’ll just hold on to it bitterly while I sit here unaware).
But it was while I thought about these things, I realized I had completely missed one of the most important pieces in my last post.
Encouraging us to actually do it.
The last post pretty much left it as an important thought and something to reflect on, but did you realize that this is something we need to act on right now.
Jesus told us that this is so important that we should even pause our worship to reconcile with those who we have sinned against:
“So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” – Matthew 5:23–24
Jesus is basically saying that nothing is more important than your confession of sin and repentance.
Even if you find yourself presenting worship to God He would rather you confess your sin against someone else and reconcile with them And then come back to worship Him.
So, are you going to do it?
Do you have someone in mind that you haven’t confessed sin to and asked forgiveness from?
Now is the time.
Text them. Call them. Meet with them.
Repent of sin, And worship God in His forgiveness.
As we were made to do.