Psalm 32:4-5 NIV 2011
For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
David offered his testimony of thanksgiving to God because He forgave his sin. It was a recurring theme through out his Psalms. Psalm 38:2, “Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.” Psalm 22:15, “My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the rough of my mouth.” Job was aware of his concealed sin. Confessing sin cleanses the sinner. 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Believers receive God’s forgiveness when sin is confessed.
Standing in church with fellow believers in worship of our Great God is an awesome feeling. There is one thing that may stand in the way of my worship, unconfessed sin. Confession of sin has become a daily part of my prayer. This makes me aware of my propensity toward sinful ways when driving or other times. Many of God’s servants in His Word waited until God confronted them. I bask in the sweet fellowship of cleansing after He forgives.
What unconfessed sin is hindering sweet fellowship?
Sins cleansed through confession,