Monday, June 5, 2023
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
When we've blown it, and Satan has taken us down with sin, our first inclination — an inclination of the flesh fueled by fear inflamed by pride — is to HIDE!  This is why three things are essential about the confession of sin as James describes it in our passage and its context:
Satan wants us to think confession is embarrassing and demeaning. God wants us to know it is liberating. Genuine confession frees us from guilt. It restores our relationship with the Father. We are brought into closer fellowship with other loving believers. We are strengthened in our walk with Jesus and empowered by the Spirit to live for Jesus.  Let's not let Satan rob us of the full blessing of godly sorrow, honest confession, and genuine repentance!
Father, thank You for the gift of confession and repentance that unleashes the power of Your grace and forgiveness in my life. I hate that I sin, but I am so thankful that You have provided me with Your way of restoration, renewal, and return to full fellowship with You and my brothers and sisters. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
Together in Christ is a daily devotional that focuses on what Scripture teaches about godly living in relationships.
'Together in Christ' is written by Phil Ware.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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