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2.20 | Humbly Profess your Sorrow and Shame for Sin

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SECTION 2 | Confession | 2.20 | Humbly Profess your Sorrow and Shame for Sin

I must humbly profess my sorrow and shame for sin, and humbly engage myself in the strength of divine grace, that I will be better and do better for the future.

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Lord, we repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matthew 3:2(ESV) to which you have exalted your Son, Christ Jesus, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31(ESV)

We have heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now our eyes see you; therefore we despise ourselves, and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(ESV) therefore will we be like doves of the valleys, each one moaning over his iniquities. Ezekiel 7:16(ESV)

O that our heads were waters, and our eyes fountains of tears, that we might weep day and night for our transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(ESV) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last we may reap in shouts of joy; may now go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, and may in due time come home with shouts of joy, bringing in our sheaves with us. Psalm 126:5-6(ESV)

Our iniquities have gone over our heads; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for us; Psalm 38:4(ESV) but weary and heavy laden under this burden, we come to Christ, who has promised that in him we shall find rest for our souls. Matthew 11:28(ESV)

O knowing the affliction of our own hearts, 1 Kings 8:38(ESV) may we look on him whom we have pierced, and may we mourn and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10(ESV) That we may grieve after a godly sort, with that grief which produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret; 2 Corinthians 7:10(ESV) and that we may remember and be confounded, and never open our mouths again because of our shame, when you have atoned for us for all that we have done. Ezekiel 16:63(ESV)

And, O that we may bear fruit in keeping with repentance! Matthew 3:8(ESV) and may never again turn back to folly; Psalm 85:8(ESV) for what have we to do anymore with idols? Hosea 14:8(ESV) For sin will have no dominion over us, since we are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14(ESV)

We have gone astray like lost sheep; seek your servants, for we do not forget your commandments. Psalm 119:176(ESV)

Lord, I repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matthew 3:2(ESV) to which you have exalted your Son, Christ Jesus, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31(ESV)

I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eyes see you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(ESV) therefore will I be like a dove of the valley, moaning over my iniquities. Ezekiel 7:16(ESV)

O that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for my transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(ESV) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last I may reap in shouts of joy; may now go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, and may in due time come home with shouts of joy, bringing in my sheaves with me. Psalm 126:5-6(ESV)

My iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me; Psalm 38:4(ESV) but weary and heavy laden under this burden, I come to Christ, who has promised that in him I shall find rest for my soul. Matthew 11:28(ESV)

O knowing the affliction of my own heart, 1 Kings 8:38(ESV) may I look on him whom I have pierced, and may I mourn and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10(ESV) That I may grieve after a godly sort, with that grief which produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret; 2 Corinthians 7:10(ESV) and that I may remember and be confounded, and never open my mouth again because of my shame, when you have atoned for me for all that I have done. Ezekiel 16:63(ESV)

And, O that I may bear fruit in keeping with repentance! Matthew 3:8(ESV) and may never again turn back to folly; Psalm 85:8(ESV) for what have I to do anymore with idols? Hosea 14:8(ESV) For sin will have no dominion over me, since I am not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14(ESV)

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. Psalm 119:176(ESV)

Lord, we repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matthew 3:2(KJV) to which thou hast exalted thy Son Christ Jesus, to give repentance and remission of sins. Acts 5:31(KJV)

We have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now our eyes see thee; wherefore we abhor ourselves and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(KJV) therefore will we be like the doves of the valleys, every one mourning for his iniquities. Ezekiel 7:16(KJV)

O that our heads were waters, and our eyes fountains of tears, that we might weep day and night for our transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(KJV) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last we may reap in joy; may now go forth weeping, bearing precious seed, and may in due time come again with rejoicing, bringing in our sheaves with us. Psalm 126:5-6(KJV)

Our iniquities are gone over our heads; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for us; Psalm 38:4(KJV) but weary and heavy laden under this burden, we come to Christ, who has promised that in him we shall find rest to our souls. Matthew 11:28(KJV)

O that knowing every man the plague of his own heart, 1 Kings 8:38(KJV) may we look unto him whom we have pierced and may we mourn and be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for a first-born. Zechariah 12:10(KJV) That we may sorrow after a godly sort, with that sorrow which worketh repentance unto salvation, not to be repented of; 2 Corinthians 7:10(KJV) and that we may remember and be confounded and never open our mouth any more because of our shame, when thou art pacified toward us. Ezekiel 16:63(KJV)

And, O that we may bring forth fruits meet for repentance! Matthew 3:8(KJV) and may never return again to folly; Psalm 85:8(KJV) for what have we to do any more with idols? Hosea 14:8(KJV) Sin shall not have dominion over us, for we are not under the law but under grace. Romans 6:14(KJV)

We have gone astray like lost sheep; seek thy servants, for we do not forget thy commandments. Psalm 119:176(KJV)

Lord, I repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matthew 3:2(KJV) to which thou hast exalted thy Son Christ Jesus, to give repentance and remission of sins. Acts 5:31(KJV)

I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now my eyes see thee; wherefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(KJV) therefore will I be like a dove of the valley, mourning for my iniquities. Ezekiel 7:16(KJV)

O that my head were waters, and my eyes fountains of tears, that I might weep day and night for my transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(KJV) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last I may reap in joy; may now go forth weeping, bearing precious seed, and may in due time come again with rejoicing, bringing in my sheaves with me. Psalm 126:5-6(KJV)

My iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me; Psalm 38:4(KJV) but weary and heavy laden under this burden, I come to Christ, who has promised that in him I shall find rest to my soul. Matthew 11:28(KJV)

O knowing the plague of my own heart, 1 Kings 8:38(KJV) may I look unto him whom I have pierced, and may I mourn and be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for a first-born. Zechariah 12:10(KJV) That I may sorrow after a godly sort, with that sorrow which worketh repentance unto salvation, not to be repented of; 2 Corinthians 7:10(KJV) and that I may remember and be confounded and never open my mouth any more because of my shame, when thou art pacified toward me. Ezekiel 16:63(KJV)

And, O that I may bring forth fruits meet for repentance! Matthew 3:8(KJV) and may never return again to folly; Psalm 85:8(KJV) for what have I to do any more with idols? Hosea 14:8(KJV) Sin shall not have dominion over me, for I am not under the law but under grace. Romans 6:14(KJV)

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments. Psalm 119:176(KJV)

Lord, we repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matthew 3:2(NASB) to which You have exalted Your Son Christ Jesus, to grant repentance and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31(NASB)

We have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now our eyes see You; therefore we retract and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(NASB) therefore will we be like the doves of the valleys, each mourning over his own iniquities. Ezekiel 7:16(NASB)

Oh that our heads were waters and our eyes fountains of tears, that we might weep day and night for our transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(NASB) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last we may reap with joyful shouting; may now go to and fro weeping, carrying our bag of seed, and may in due time come again with a shout of joy, bringing in our sheaves with us. Psalm 126:5-6(NASB)

Our iniquities have gone over our heads; as a heavy burden they weigh too much for us; Psalm 38:4(NASB) but weary and heavy-laden under this burden, we come to Christ, who has promised that in Him we shall find rest for our souls. Matthew 11:28(NASB)

O each knowing the affliction of his own heart, 1 Kings 8:38(NASB) may we look on Him whom we have pierced and may we mourn for Him and weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10(NASB) That we may have the sorrow that is according to the will of God, that sorrow which produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; 2 Corinthians 7:10(NASB) and that we may remember and be ashamed and never open our mouth anymore because of our humiliation, when You have forgiven us. Ezekiel 16:63(NASB)

And, O that we may bear fruit in keeping with repentance! Matthew 3:8(NASB) and may never again turn back to folly; Psalm 85:8(NASB) for what more have we to do with idols? Hosea 14:8(NASB) Sin shall not be master over us, for we are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14(NASB)

We have gone astray like lost sheep; seek Your servants, for we do not forget Your commandments. Psalm 119:176(NASB)

Lord, I repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matthew 3:2(NASB) to which You have exalted Your Son Christ Jesus, to grant repentance and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31(NASB)

I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eyes see You; therefore I retract and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(NASB) therefore will I be like a dove of the valley, mourning over my own iniquities. Ezekiel 7:16(NASB)

Oh that my head were waters and my eyes fountains of tears, that I might weep day and night for my transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(NASB) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last I may reap with joyful shouting; may now go to and fro weeping, carrying my bag of seed, and may in due time come again with a shout of joy, bringing in my sheaves with me. Psalm 126:5-6(NASB)

My iniquities have gone over my head; as a heavy burden they weigh too much for me; Psalm 38:4(NASB) but weary and heavy-laden under this burden, I come to Christ, who has promised that in Him I shall find rest for my soul. Matthew 11:28(NASB)

O knowing the affliction of my own heart, 1 Kings 8:38(NASB) may I look on Him whom I have pierced and may I mourn for Him and weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10(NASB) That I may have the sorrow that is according to the will of God, that sorrow which produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; 2 Corinthians 7:10(NASB) and that I may remember and be ashamed and never open my mouth anymore because of my humiliation, when You have forgiven me. Ezekiel 16:63(NASB)

And, O that I may bear fruit in keeping with repentance! Matthew 3:8(NASB) and may never again turn back to folly; Psalm 85:8(NASB) for what more have I to do with idols? Hosea 14:8(NASB) Sin shall not be master over me, for I am not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14(NASB)

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments. Psalm 119:176(NASB)


We must humbly profess our sorrow and shame for sin, and humbly engage ourselves in the strength of divine grace, that we will be better and do better for the future.

Lord, we repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near, Matthew 3:2(NIV) to which you have exalted your Son, Christ Jesus, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31(NIV)

Our ears had heard of you but now our eyes have seen you. Therefore we despise ourselves and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(NIV) therefore will we be like doves of the valley, moaning because of our sins. Ezekiel 7:16(NIV)

Oh, that our heads were springs of water and our eyes fountains of tears! We would weep day and night for our transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(NIV) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last we may reap in joy; may now go forth weeping, carrying seed to sow, and may in due time return with songs of joy, carrying in our sheaves with us. Psalm 126:5-6(NIV)

Our guilt has overwhelmed us like a burden too heavy to bear; Psalm 38:4(NIV) but weary and burdened, we come to Christ, who has promised us that in him we shall find rest for our souls. Matthew 11:28(NIV)

O knowing the afflictions of our own hearts, 1 Kings 8:38(NIV) may we look on him whom we have pierced, and may we mourn and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. Zechariah 12:10(NIV) That we may sorrow with godly sorrow, which brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret; 2 Corinthians 7:10(NIV) and that we may remember and be ashamed and never again open our mouth because of our humiliation, when you make atonement for us. Ezekiel 16:63(NIV)

And, O that we may produce fruit in keeping with repentance! Matthew 3:8(NIV) and may never return again to folly; Psalm 85:8(NIV) for what more have we to do with idols? Hosea 14:8(NIV) Sin shall not be our master, for we are not under the law but under grace. Romans 6:14(NIV)

We have strayed like lost sheep; seek your servants, for we have not forgotten your commands. Psalm 119:176(NIV)

Lord, I repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near, Matthew 3:2(NIV) to which you have exalted your Son, Christ Jesus, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31(NIV)

My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(NIV) therefore will I be like a dove of the valley, moaning because of my sins. Ezekiel 7:16(NIV)

Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for my transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(NIV) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last I may reap in joy; may now go forth weeping, carrying seed to sow, and may in due time return with songs of joy, carrying in my sheaves with me. Psalm 126:5-6(NIV)

My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear; Psalm 38:4(NIV) but weary and burdened, I come to Christ, who has promised me that in him I shall find rest for my soul. Matthew 11:28(NIV)

O knowing the afflictions of my own heart, 1 Kings 8:38(NIV) may I look on him whom I have pierced, and may I mourn and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. Zechariah 12:10(NIV) That I may sorrow with godly sorrow, which brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret; 2 Corinthians 7:10(NIV) and that I may remember and be ashamed and never again open my mouth because of my humiliation, when you make atonement for me. Ezekiel 16:63(NIV)

And, O that I may produce fruit in keeping with repentance! Matthew 3:8(NIV) and may never return again to folly; Psalm 85:8(NIV) for what more have I to do with idols? Hosea 14:8(NIV) Sin shall not be my master, for I am not under the law but under grace. Romans 6:14(NIV)

I have strayed like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands. Psalm 119:176(NIV)

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