Psalm 51:2-3, 1John 1:9 NIV 2011
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all transgressions.
David offered his humble prayer asking for forgiveness and the Lord’s cleansing. He was painfully aware of his sinful ways getting in the way of remaining close to the Lord. Psalm 32:5, “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.” God’s grace is extended to those who confess their sin. Jeremiah 31:34b, “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” God forgives and restores those who confess their sins.
Both the Old and New Testament give us the Lords blue print for godly living. When I finally understood Paul’s words in Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” I saw those around me as sinners just like me. What might appear to be picture perfect never is. As sinners we all stand on level ground at the foot of the cross. Confessing my sins daily purifies me from all transgressions. God forgives and restores me when I’ve confessed my sins.
What sins stand between closely walking with Jesus?
Restored forgiven sinners,