Monday, April 11, 2011

Confession: The Road to Grace Jeremiah 3

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Jeremiah 3:13
Only acknowledge your guilt—
   you have rebelled against the LORD your God,
you have scattered your favors to foreign gods
   under every spreading tree,
   and have not obeyed me,’”
            declares the LORD.

God wanted to give the people grace (v. 12) , but he wanted the people of Israel to first acknowledge (see) and confess their sin.

God doesn't change, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
He wants me to acknowledge and confess my sin so that He can give me grace and I can be nearer to Him.

Look at my daily life.  What sin is present that is unconfessed? Confess sin when it occurs - either by calling someone or writing it down to confess to hubby later. Pray through it daily, asking God for forgiveness and wisdom to overcome my sin.

Lord, please help me to be real with my life - my sin and how I hurt You.  I want to be close to you and to others, and confessing my sins daily is the way to do that.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Please feel free to share your readings, thoughts, prayers with me, either through the comments or by emailing me .  I would love to hear what you are learning through God's word!

1 comment:

  1. I like how you broke up your thoughts. I am not that organized. I am more free flowing. Yesterday, on the way to church(we had an hour drive) we read, as a family, 1 Sa 13. We talked about Saul not obeying God and prayed together. It was awesome, such a deep talk with our kids on the heels of Youth and Family Conference. Biggest thing I got out of it is reading the Bible more with our kids. Love you!