“But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
1 John 1:9
In some religions, when you do something wrong, you have to balance out your wickedness by doing acts of good deeds to compensate. In others, you have to do penance to receive forgiveness. In others still, sacrificial offerings are made to substitute for your sins. Yet, Christianity, is the only religion were you don’t have to do anything because it has already been done! All we need to do is confess to our God, our Creator and Our Saviour, what we have done wrong, ask for forgiveness and receive it! It’s as simple as that.
We are forgiven, not because of our eloquent words or ‘good deeds’ or penance, but because He is faithful and He is just to forgive us our sins. There is no way to confuse this. It is not because of us, or anyone else that we can be forgiven by God. It is only through the confession of our sin to Jesus, that we can be forgiven. He is merciful and kind, full of grace and love, and because He paid the highest price for our sins, we are forgiven.
Let us not be ashamed to confess when we do wrong. Let us not be too proud to receive the forgiveness of a loving Saviour. Let us rejoice in His forgiveness, redemption, restoration and cleansing. He is faithful. He is just. He is a GOOD GOOD GOD!