John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
God is always our first and primary audience for our confession. But the Lord isn’t our only audience. Scripture tells us also to confess our sins to fellow believers. This is an extremely important and beneficial aspect of spiritual growth and health, if conducted wisely. Do you have a Confidant? If so great, and if not, you need one!
First, let me say that this type of confession isn’t an all-encompassing command. That is, it isn’t “spilling your guts” to anyone and everyone nosey enough to listen. Never confess to anyone who isn’t spiritually mature. Please exercise great caution and discernment in whom you choose to share your heart and life with.
Second, confession to fellow believers is an act of trust, and this makes you highly vulnerable. The person to whom you confess must be able to keep your confession confidential. If you can’t trust your confidant, he/she shouldn’t be your confidant. To be of value, confession must be honest and complete, you must feel safe in your selection of confidant.
Point to ponder- So, remain true to the Lord’s Word of instruction to confess our sins to one another, but be wise and be cautious. Have a great day!
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