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2.6 | Lament and Confess your Sins of Omission

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SECTION 2 | Confession | 2.6 | Lament and Confess your Sins of Omission

We must lament and confess our omissions of duty, our neglect of it and triflings in it; and that we have done so little since we came into the world of the great work we were sent into the world about, so very little to answer the end of our creation or of our redemption, of our birth and of our baptism; and that we have profited no more by the means of grace.

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We have been as fig trees planted in the vineyard, and you have come many years seeking fruit from us but have found none; and therefore we might justly be cut down and thrown into the fire for using up the ground: Luke 13:6-7(ESV) You have come looking for grapes, but behold wild grapes; Isaiah 5:4(ESV) for we have been empty vines bringing forth fruit to ourselves. Hosea 10:1(ESV)

We have known the right thing to do, but have failed to do it. James 4:17(ESV) We have hidden our Master’s money, Matthew 25:18(ESV) and therefore deserve the doom of the wicked and slothful servant. Matthew 25:26(ESV)

We have been unfaithful stewards who have wasted our Lord’s possessions; Luke 16:1(ESV) for one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18(ESV)

Often there has been money in our hands to buy wisdom, yet we have had no sense to; Proverbs 17:16(ESV) or like the fool our heart has been inclined to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2(ESV)

Our youth and dawn of life were vanity, Ecclesiastes 11:10(ESV) and we have brought our years to an end like a sigh. Psalm 90:9(ESV)

We have not known or improved the day of our visitation; Luke 19:44(ESV) have not prepared bread in summer nor gathered food in harvest, though we have had chiefs, officers, and rulers. Proverbs 6:7-8(ESV)

We are slow of heart to understand and believe; Luke 24:25(ESV) and though by this time we ought to be teachers of others, we are yet to learn the basic principles of the oracles of God: we have need of milk, and cannot bear solid food. Hebrews 5:12(ESV)

We have done away with the fear of God and hindered meditation before God; Job 15:4(ESV) we have not called upon your name, nor roused ourselves to take hold of you. Isaiah 64:7(ESV)

We have come to you as your people come, and have sat before you as your people sit, and have heard what you have said, when our hearts at the same time have been set after gain. Ezekiel 33:31(ESV) And thus have we brought the torn and the lame and the sick for sacrifice; have presented to our God that which we would not have presented to our governor; Malachi 1:8(ESV) and have vowed and sacrificed to the Lord what is blemished, when we had in our flock a male. Malachi 1:14(ESV)

I have been as a fig tree planted in the vineyard, and you have come many years seeking fruit from me but have found none; and therefore I might justly be cut down and thrown into the fire for using up the ground: Luke 13:6-7(ESV) You have come looking for grapes, but behold wild grapes; Isaiah 5:4(ESV) for I have been an empty vine bringing forth fruit to myself. Hosea 10:1(ESV)

I have known the right thing to do, but have failed to do it. James 4:17(ESV) I have hid my Master’s money, Matthew 25:18(ESV) and therefore deserve the doom of the wicked and slothful servant. Matthew 25:26(ESV)

I have been an unfaithful steward who has wasted my Lord’s possessions; Luke 16:1(ESV) for one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18(ESV)

Often there has been money in my hand to buy wisdom, yet I have had no sense to; Proverbs 17:16(ESV) or like the fool my heart has been inclined to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2(ESV)

My youth and dawn of life were vanity, Ecclesiastes 11:10(ESV) and I have brought my years to an end like a sigh. Psalm 90:9(ESV)

I have not known or improved the day of my visitation; Luke 19:44(ESV) have not prepared bread in summer nor gathered food in harvest, though I have had chiefs, officers, and rulers. Proverbs 6:7-8(ESV)

I am slow of heart to understand and believe; Luke 24:25(ESV) and though by this time I ought to be a teacher of others, I am yet to learn the basic principles of the oracles of God: I have need of milk, and cannot bear solid food. Hebrews 5:12(ESV)

I have done away with the fear of God and hindered meditation before God; Job 15:4(ESV) I have not called upon your name, nor roused myself to take hold of you. Isaiah 64:7(ESV)

I have come to you as your people come, and have sat before you as your people sit, and have heard what you have said, when my heart at the same time has been set after gain. Ezekiel 33:31(ESV) And thus have I brought the torn and the lame and the sick for sacrifice; have presented to my God that which I would not have presented to my governor; Malachi 1:8(ESV) and have vowed and sacrificed to the Lord what is blemished, when I had in my flock a male. Malachi 1:14(ESV)

We have been as fig-trees planted in the vineyard, and thou hast come many years seeking fruit from us but hast found none; and therefore we might justly be cut down and cast into the fire for cumbering the ground: Luke 13:6-7(KJV) Thou hast come looking for grapes, but behold wild grapes; Isaiah 5:4(KJV) for we have been empty vines bringing forth fruit unto ourselves. Hosea 10:1(KJV)

We have known to do good, but have not done it. James 4:17(KJV) We have hid our Lord’s money, Matthew 25:18(KJV) and therefore deserve the doom of the wicked and slothful servant. Matthew 25:26(KJV)

We have been unfaithful stewards that have wasted our Lord’s goods, Luke 16:1(KJV) for one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18(KJV)

Many a price hath been put into our hands to get wisdom, which we have had no heart to, Proverbs 17:16(KJV) or our heart hath been at our left hand. Ecclesiastes 10:2(KJV)

Our childhood and youth were vanity, Ecclesiastes 11:10(KJV) and we have brought our years to an end, as a tale that is told. Psalm 90:9(KJV)

We have not known or improved the day of our visitation; Luke 19:44(KJV) have not provided meat in summer nor gathered food in harvest, though we have had guides, overseers, and rulers. Proverbs 6:7-8(KJV)

We are slow of heart to understand and believe; Luke 24:25(KJV) and whereas for the time we might have been teachers of others, we are yet to learn the first principles of the oracles of God: have need of milk and cannot bear strong meat. Hebrews 5:12(KJV)

We have cast off fear and restrained prayer before God; Job 15:4(KJV) have not called upon thy name, nor stirred up ourselves to take hold on thee. Isaiah 64:7(KJV)

We have come before thee as thy people come and have sat before thee as thy people sit and have heard thy words, when our hearts at the same time have been going after our covetousness. Ezekiel 33:31(KJV) And thus have we brought the torn and the lame and the sick for sacrifice; have offered that to our God which we would not have offered to our governor; Malachi 1:8(KJV) and have vowed and sacrificed to the Lord a corrupt thing, when we had in our flock a male. Malachi 1:14(KJV)

I have been as a fig-tree planted in the vineyard, and thou hast come many years seeking fruit from me but hast found none; and therefore I might justly be cut down and cast into the fire for cumbering the ground: Luke 13:6-7(KJV) Thou hast come looking for grapes, but behold wild grapes; Isaiah 5:4(KJV) for I have been an empty vine bringing forth fruit unto myself. Hosea 10:1(KJV)

I have known to do good, but have not done it. James 4:17(KJV) I have hid my Lord’s money, Matthew 25:18(KJV) and therefore deserve the doom of the wicked and slothful servant. Matthew 25:26(KJV)

I have been an unfaithful steward that has wasted my Lord’s goods, Luke 16:1(KJV) for one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18(KJV)

Many a price hath been put into my hand to get wisdom, which I have had no heart to, Proverbs 17:16(KJV) or my heart hath been at my left hand. Ecclesiastes 10:2(KJV)

My childhood and youth were vanity, Ecclesiastes 11:10(KJV) and I have brought my years to an end, as a tale that is told. Psalm 90:9(KJV)

I have not known or improved the day of my visitation; Luke 19:44(KJV) have not provided meat in summer nor gathered food in harvest, though I have had guides, overseers, and rulers. Proverbs 6:7-8(KJV)

I am slow of heart to understand and believe; Luke 24:25(KJV) and whereas for the time I might have been a teacher of others, I am yet to learn the first principles of the oracles of God: have need of milk and cannot bear strong meat. Hebrews 5:12(KJV)

I have cast off fear and restrained prayer before God; Job 15:4(KJV) have not called upon thy name, nor stirred up myself to take hold on thee. Isaiah 64:7(KJV)

I have come before thee as thy people come and have sat before thee as thy people sit and have heard thy words, when my heart at the same time has been going after my covetousness. Ezekiel 33:31(KJV) And thus have I brought the torn and the lame and the sick for sacrifice; have offered that to my God which I would not have offered to my governor; Malachi 1:8(KJV) and have vowed and sacrificed to the Lord a corrupt thing, when I had in my flock a male. Malachi 1:14(KJV)

We have been as fig trees planted in the vineyard, and You have come many years looking for fruit from us without finding any; and therefore we might justly be cut down and thrown into the fire for using up the ground: Luke 13:6-7(NASB) You have come looking for good grapes, but behold worthless ones; Isaiah 5:4(NASB) for we have been empty vines bringing forth fruit for ourselves. Hosea 10:1(NASB)

We have known the right thing to do, but have not done it. James 4:17(NASB) We have hidden our Master’s money, Matthew 25:18(NASB) and therefore deserve the doom of the wicked and lazy servant. Matthew 25:26(NASB)

We have been unfaithful stewards who have squandered our Lord’s possessions, Luke 16:1(NASB) for one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18(NASB)

Many a price has been put in our hands to buy wisdom, which we have had no sense to; Proverbs 17:16(NASB) or like the fool our heart has been directed toward the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2(NASB)

Our childhood and the prime of life were fleeting, Ecclesiastes 11:10(NASB) and we have finished our years like a sigh. Psalm 90:9(NASB)

We have not recognized or improved the day of our visitation; Luke 19:44(NASB) have not prepared our food in the summer nor gathered our provision in the harvest, though we have had chiefs, officers, and rulers. Proverbs 6:7-8(NASB)

We are slow of heart to understand and believe; Luke 24:25(NASB) and whereas by this time we might have been teachers of others, we have yet to learn the elementary principles of the oracles of God: we need milk and not solid food. Hebrews 5:12(NASB)

We have done away with reverence and hindered meditation before God; Job 15:4(NASB) have not called on Your name, nor aroused ourselves to take hold of You. Isaiah 64:7(NASB)

We have come to You as Your people come and have sat before You as Your people sit and have heard Your words, when our hearts at the same time have been going after our gain. Ezekiel 33:31(NASB) And thus have we brought the torn and the lame and the sick for sacrifice; have offered that to our God which we would not have offered to our governor; Malachi 1:8(NASB) and have vowed and sacrificed to the Lord a blemished animal, when we had a male in our flock. Malachi 1:14(NASB)

I have been as a fig tree planted in the vineyard, and You have come many years looking for fruit from me without finding any; and therefore I might justly be cut down and thrown into the fire for using up the ground: Luke 13:6-7(NASB) You have come looking for good grapes, but behold worthless ones; Isaiah 5:4(NASB) for I have been an empty vine bringing forth fruit for myself. Hosea 10:1(NASB)

I have known the right thing to do, but have not done it. James 4:17(NASB) I have hid my Master’s money, Matthew 25:18(NASB) and therefore deserve the doom of the wicked and lazy servant. Matthew 25:26(NASB)

I have been an unfaithful steward who has squandered my Lord’s possessions, Luke 16:1(NASB) for one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18(NASB)

Many a price has been put in my hands to buy wisdom, which I have had no sense to; Proverbs 17:16(NASB) or like the fool my heart has been directed toward the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2(NASB)

My childhood and the prime of life were fleeting, Ecclesiastes 11:10(NASB) and I have finished my years like a sigh. Psalm 90:9(NASB)

I have not recognized or improved the day of my visitation; Luke 19:44(NASB) have not prepared my food in the summer nor gathered my provision in the harvest, though I have had chiefs, officers, and rulers. Proverbs 6:7-8(NASB)

I am slow of heart to understand and believe; Luke 24:25(NASB) and whereas by this time I might have been a teacher of others, I have yet to learn the elementary principles of the oracles of God: I need milk and not solid food. Hebrews 5:12(NASB)

I have done away with reverence and hindered meditation before God; Job 15:4(NASB) have not called on Your name, nor aroused myself to take hold of You. Isaiah 64:7(NASB)

I have come to You as Your people come and have sat before You as Your people sit and have heard Your words, when my heart at the same time has been going after my gain. Ezekiel 33:31(NASB) And thus have I brought the torn and the lame and the sick for sacrifice; have offered that to my God which I would not have offered to my governor; Malachi 1:8(NASB) and have vowed and sacrificed to the Lord a blemished animal, when I had a male in my flock.

We have been as fig trees planted in the vineyard, and you have come many years seeking fruit from us but have found none; and therefore we might justly be cut down and thrown into the fire for using up the soil: Luke 13:6-7(NIV) You have come looking for good grapes, but behold only bad ones; Isaiah 5:4(NIV) for we have been empty vines bringing forth fruit for ourselves. Hosea 10:1(NIV)

We have known the good we ought to do, but have not done it. James 4:17(NIV) We have hidden our Master’s money, Matthew 25:18(NIV) and therefore deserve the doom of the wicked and lazy servant. Matthew 25:26(NIV)

We have been unfaithful managers who have wasted our Lord’s possessions, Luke 16:1(NIV) for one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18(NIV)

Money has been put in our hands to get wisdom, which we have had no desire to get; Proverbs 17:16(NIV) or like the fool our heart has been inclined to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2(NIV)

Our youth and vigor were meaningless, Ecclesiastes 11:10(NIV) and we are finishing our years with a moan. Psalm 90:9(NIV)

We have not recognized or improved the time of God’s coming to us; Luke 19:44(NIV) have not stored provisions in summer nor gathered food at harvest, though we have had commanders, overseers, and rulers. Proverbs 6:7-8(NIV)

We are slow of heart to understand and believe; Luke 24:25(NIV) and though by this time we ought to be teachers of others, we are yet to learn the elementary truths of God’s word: We have need of milk and cannot bear solid food. Hebrews 5:12(NIV)

We have undermined piety and hindered devotion to God; Job 15:4(NIV) have not called on your name or striven to lay hold of you. Isaiah 64:7(NIV)

We have come before you as your people come and sat before you as your people sit and listened to your words, when our hearts at the same time have been greedy for unjust gain. Ezekiel 33:31(NIV) And thus have we brought the torn and the crippled and the diseased for sacrifice; have offered that to our God which we would not have offered to our governor; Malachi 1:8(NIV) and have vowed and sacrificed to the Lord a blemished thing, when we had in our flock an acceptable male. Malachi 1:14(NIV)

I have been as a fig tree planted in the vineyard, and you have come many years seeking fruit from me but have found none; and therefore I might justly be cut down and thrown into the fire for using up the soil: Luke 13:6-7(NIV) You have come looking for good grapes, but behold only bad ones; Isaiah 5:4(NIV) for I have been an empty vine bringing forth fruit for myself. Hosea 10:1(KJV)

I have known the good I ought to do, but have not done it. James 4:17(NIV) I have hid my Master’s money, Matthew 25:18(NIV) and therefore deserve the doom of the wicked and lazy servant. Matthew 25:26(NIV)

I have been an unfaithful manager who has wasted my Lord’s possessions, Luke 16:1(NIV) for one sinner destroys much good. Ecclesiastes 9:18(NIV)

Money has been put in my hand to get wisdom, which I have had no desire to get; Proverbs 17:16(NIV) or like the fool my heart has been inclined to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2(NIV)

My youth and vigor were meaningless, Ecclesiastes 11:10(NIV) and I am finishing my years with a moan. Psalm 90:9(NIV)

I have not recognized or improved the time of God’s coming to me; Luke 19:44(NIV) have not stored provisions in summer nor gathered food at harvest, though I have had commanders, overseers, and rulers. Proverbs 6:7-8(NIV)

I am slow of heart to understand and believe; Luke 24:25(NIV) and though by this time I ought to be a teacher of others, I am yet to learn the elementary truths of God’s word: I have need of milk and cannot bear solid food. Hebrews 5:12(NIV)

I have undermined piety and hindered devotion to God; Job 15:4(NIV) have not called on your name or striven to lay hold of you. Isaiah 54:7(NIV)

I have come before you as your people come and sat before you as your people sit and listened to your words, when my heart at the same time has been greedy for unjust gain. Ezekiel 33:31(KJV) And thus have I brought the torn and the crippled and the diseased for sacrifice; have offered that to my God which I would not have offered to my governor; Malachi 1:8(NIV) and have vowed and sacrificed to the Lord a blemished thing, when I had in my flock an acceptable male. Malachi 1:14(NIV)

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