Confession Made Simple

ImageI have always heard that confession is good for the soul for  the Bible makes it clear that..”If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9. But a good question one might ask is this  “how does one confess their sins to God.”  I believe the Bible gives us the answer

In Hosea 14:1 God pleads with Israel to return to Him and if they return they should say the following, 2 “Take words with you, And return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity;
Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips. Assyria shall not save us,
We will not ride on horses, Nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods.’ For in You the fatherless finds mercy.” Hosea 14:2-3

From this simple passage we can learn how to confess our sins:

1. Repent and ask God to forgive us….”Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously..” (vs 2)

2. Commit our life to serving only Him….”For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.” (vs 2)

3. Renounce our dependance on other things…”Assyria shall not save us,
We will not ride on horses, Nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods.’…” (vs 3)

4. Declaring our acknowledgement of who God is and what He has done….”…For in You the fatherless finds mercy” (vs 3)

God’s Word has it written how we should do it, all we have to do is follow it