8 If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
We are sinners.
And sinners sin.
Many of us are quick to admit that we are sinners and imperfect people.
Many of us are slow to confess our specific sins and imperfections.
We are commanded here to confess our specific sins, not merely admit we are sinners in general.
He is faithful to forgive those who confess.
Let us who call ourselves Christians continue to be defined by the fact that we admit and freely confess our shortcomings.
Far too often Christians form communities that require outward conformity and hypocrisy because to confess one's sins is to be equated with being lost or immature.
The Lord saves sinners, let us never forget.
Let's stop pretending to be healthy and admit our sickness so that our Physician may get the credit for any health others observe.