Confession 2.12 | NIV
I must acknowledge the great evil that there is in sin, and in my sin; the malignity of its nature, and its mischievousness to me.
The sinfulness of sin.
O that sin might be recognized as sin to me and appear in its own colors; and that through the commandment I might see it to be utterly sinful, Romans 7:13(NIV) because it is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4(NIV)
By every willful sin I have in effect said, “I don’t want this man to be my king.” Luke 19:14(NIV) And, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey him?” Exodus 5:2(NIV) And thus have I blasphemed the LORD, Numbers 15:30(NIV) and put his law behind my back. Nehemiah 9:26(NIV)
The foolishness of sin.
I have been senseless and ignorant, and even as a brute beast before God. Psalm 73:22(NIV)