This week is Holy Week. Therefore, Roman Catholics, Born Again, and other Christian families all over the world are paying particular attention to the work of Jesus Christ in His life, death, and resurrection.
What does the Bible say about confession?
“Psalms 32:5 – I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”
Anyhow, it’s not a regular holiday in the Philippines last Wednesday. So I decided to go to my hometown the other day.
“Maundy Thursday“ It is a holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter and it commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
“Good Friday“ Early in the morning, we had station of the cross. The station of the cross finished around 10:00 AM. It’s a little bit hot. But what can you say? we have to sacrifice. Jesus Christ sacrificed his life in order for us to survive. Then we should sacrifice for Jesus too!
In the afternoon, there was a mass. And that time, I was able to reflect all the bad things I did to my friends, parents, family and to God. Repent your sins!
Keywords: SACRIFICE and REPENT
Why should we confess our sins?
“1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
“James 5:16 – Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
Why confess your sin if God already knows your sin?
Some of the people were asking this kind of question. Well, to answer that question, it takes a humble person to admit their mistakes!
Others believe that they can just silently confess their sins to God. Then believe what you believe.
But as a Christian, we must confess our sins to God to practice humbleness before Him and to admit the bad things we have done.
Peter in 1 Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”
Holy week is not about going to the beach, enjoying your holiday and etc (or what some celebrities do). It’s a way to acknowledge Jesus’ sacrifices and love towards us.
I hope everyone does their job to repent their sins.