The Confession of Sin is one of the most important parts of our walk of faith. By confessing our sin before God and others, we acknowledge not only our wrongdoings, but the very fact that we need a Savior. That can be a hard pill to swallow… you hear a lot of people talking about how they are “basically a good person,” as if we’ve given Jesus a hand up, yeah, he’s our savior, but he didn’t have to work very hard to do it, you know?
In this time of Lent I want us all to consider our sin more closely than we might otherwise. Not for the purpose of bemoaning how horrible we are, or in interests of a massive guilt trip, but rather in an attempt to recognize the ways in which we have failed so that, with God’s help, we can truly try to become better servants of the LORD.
After all, if we keep coming to Jesus to forgive the same sins over and over, we aren’t being appreciative of God’s forgiveness so much as taking advantage of it.