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2.1 | Take Hold of the God-Given Encouragement you Have to Confess Sin

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SECTION 2 | Confession | 2.1 | Take Hold of the God-Given Encouragement you Have to Confess Sin

I must take hold of the great encouragement God has given me to humble myself before him with sorrow and shame, and to confess my sins.

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If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared; Psalm 130:3-4(ESV) with you there is steadfast love; yes, with our God there is plentiful redemption, and he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. Psalm 130:7-8(ESV)

Your sacrifices, O God, are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise; Psalm 51:17(ESV) indeed, though you are the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; Isaiah 57:15(ESV) though heaven is your throne and the earth your footstool, yet this is the one to whom you will look: he who is poor and humble, broken and contrite in spirit, and trembles at your word; Isaiah 66:1-2(ESV) to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15(ESV)

You have graciously assured us that those who conceal their transgressions will not prosper, yet those who confess and forsake them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13(ESV) And when a poor penitent said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” you forgave the iniquity of his sin; therefore, let everyone who is godly, in like manner, offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found. Psalm 32:5-6(ESV)

We know that if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but you have said that if we confess our sins, you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9(ESV)

If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared; Psalm 130:3-4(ESV) with you there is steadfast love; yes, with my God there is plentiful redemption, and he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. Psalm 130:7-8(ESV)

Your sacrifices, O God, are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise; Psalm 51:17(ESV) indeed, though you are the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; Isaiah 57:15(ESV) though heaven is your throne and the earth your footstool, yet this is the one to whom you will look: he who is poor and humble, broken and contrite in spirit, and trembles at your word; Isaiah 66:1-2(ESV) to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15(ESV)

You have graciously assured me that those who conceal their transgressions will not prosper, yet those who confess and forsake them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13(ESV) And when a poor penitent said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” you forgave the iniquity of his sin; therefore, let everyone who is godly, in like manner, offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found. Psalm 32:5-6(ESV)

I know that if I say I have no sin, I deceive myself, and the truth is not in me; but you have said that if I confess my sins, you are faithful and just to forgive me my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9(ESV)

If thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who should stand! But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared; Psalm 130:3-4(KJV) with thee there is mercy; yea, with our God there is plenteous redemption, and he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. Psalm 130:7-8(KJV)

Thy sacrifices, O God, are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise; Psalm 51:17(KJV) nay, though thou art the high and lofty One that inhabitest eternity, whose name is holy; Isaiah 57:15(KJV) though the heaven be thy throne and the earth thy footstool, yet to this man wilt thou look, that is poor and humble, of a broken and a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at thy word, Isaiah 66:1-2(KJV) to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15(KJV)

Thou hast graciously assured us, though they that cover their sins shall not prosper, yet those that confess and forsake them shall find mercy. Proverbs 28:13(KJV) And when a poor penitent said, I will confess my transgression unto the Lord, thou forgavest the iniquity of his sin; for this shall every one that is godly, in like manner, pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found. Psalm 32:5-6(KJV)

We know that if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but thou hast said that if we confess our sins, thou art faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9(KJV)

If thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who should stand! But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared; Psalm 130:3-4(KJV) with thee there is mercy; yea, with my God there is plenteous redemption, and he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. Psalm 130:7-8(KJV)

Thy sacrifices, O God, are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise; Psalm 51:17(KJV) nay, though thou art the high and lofty One that inhabitest eternity, whose name is holy; Isaiah 57:15(KJV) though the heaven be thy throne and the earth thy footstool, yet to this man wilt thou look, that is poor and humble, of a broken and a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at thy word, Isaiah 66:1-2(KJV) to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15(KJV)

Thou hast graciously assured me, though they that cover their sins shall not prosper, yet those that confess and forsake them shall find mercy. Proverbs 28:13(KJV) And when a poor penitent said, I will confess my transgression unto the Lord, thou forgavest the iniquity of his sin; for this shall every one that is godly, in like manner, pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found. Psalm 32:5-6(KJV)

I know that if I say I have no sin, I deceive myself, and the truth is not in me; but thou hast said that if I confess my sins, thou art faithful and just to forgive me my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9(KJV)

If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand! But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared; Psalm 130:3-4(NASB) with You there is lovingkindness; yes, with our God there is abundant redemption, and He will redeem Israel from all His iniquities. Psalm 130:7-8(NASB)

Your sacrifices, O God, are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise; Psalm 51:17(NASB) indeed, though You are the high and exalted One who lives forever, whose name is holy; Isaiah 57:15(NASB) though heaven is Your throne and the earth is Your footstool, yet to this one You will look: to him who is poor and humble, broken and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at Your word; Isaiah 66:1-2(NASB) in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15(NASB)

You have graciously assured us that those who conceal their transgressions will not prosper, yet those who confess and forsake them will find compassion. Proverbs 28:13(NASB) And when a poor penitent said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” You forgave the guilt of his sin. Therefore, let everyone who is godly, in like manner, pray to You in a time when You may be found. Psalm 32:5-6(NASB)

We know that if we say we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us; but You have said that if we confess our sins, You are faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9(NASB)

If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand! But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared; Psalm 130:3-4(NASB) with You there is lovingkindness; yes, with my God there is abundant redemption, and He will redeem Israel from all His iniquities. Psalm 130:7-8(NASB)

Your sacrifices, O God, are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise; Psalm 51:17(NASB) indeed, though You are the high and exalted One who lives forever, whose name is holy; Isaiah 57:15(NASB) though heaven is Your throne and the earth is Your footstool, yet to this one You will look: to him who is poor and humble, broken and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at Your word; Isaiah 66:1-2(NASB) in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15(NASB)

You have graciously assured me that those who conceal their transgressions will not prosper, yet those who confess and forsake them will find compassion. Proverbs 28:13(NASB) And when a poor penitent said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” You forgave the guilt of his sin. Therefore, let everyone who is godly, in like manner, pray to You in a time when You may be found. Psalm 32:5-6(NASB)

I know that if I say I have no sin, I am deceiving myself and the truth is not in me; but You have said that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and righteous to forgive me my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9(NASB)

If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. Psalm 130:1-2(NIV) With you is unfailing love; yes, with our God is full redemption; he himself will redeem Israel from all their sins. Psalm 130:7-8(NIV)

Your sacrifices, O God, are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise; Psalm 51:17(NIV) indeed, though you are the high and lofty One – he who lives forever, whose name is holy; Isaiah 57:15(NIV) though heaven is your throne, and the earth is your footstool, yet this is the one you esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at your word; Isaiah 66:1-2(NIV) to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15(NIV)

You have graciously assured us that he who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13(NIV) And when a poor penitent said, “I will confess my transgression to the LORD,” you forgave the guilt of his sin; therefore, let everyone who is godly, in like manner, pray to you while you may be found. Psalm 32:5-6(NIV)

We know that if we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us; but you have said that if we confess our sins, you are faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9(NIV)

If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. Psalm 130:3-4(NIV) With you is unfailing love; yes, with my God is full redemption; he himself will redeem Israel from all their sins. Psalm 130:7-8(NIV)

Your sacrifices, O God, are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise; Psalm 51:17(NIV) indeed, though you are the high and lofty One – he who lives forever, whose name is holy; Isaiah 57:15(NIV) though heaven is your throne, and the earth is your footstool, yet this is the one you esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at your word; Isaiah 66:1-2(NIV) to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isaiah 57:15(NIV)

You have graciously assured me that he who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13(NIV) And when a poor penitent said, “I will confess my transgression to the LORD,” you forgave the guilt of his sin; therefore, let everyone who is godly, in like manner, pray to you while you may be found. Psalm 32:5-6(NIV)

I know that if I claim to be without sin, I deceive myself and the truth is not in me; but you have said that if I confess my sins, you are faithful and just and will forgive me my sins and purify me from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9(NIV)

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