Trying to outsmart God is a sin.
We belief the primary purpose of confession is conscience relief
Genuine confession serves as the first step towards repentance and reconciliation
Genuine confession leads to genuine change
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people—men or women—betray the Lord by doing wrong to another person, they are guilty. Numbers 5:5-6 NLT
They must confess their sin and make full restitution for what they have done, adding an additional 20 percent and returning it to the person who was wronged. Numbers 5:7 NLT
Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!” Luke 19:8 NLT
Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. Luke 19:9 NLT
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. James 5:16 NLT
We fear consequences of confession more than we fear consequences of concealment.
Homework: What and who do I need to tell?