Confessing our Sin.
Confessing our sin. Realizing the deprave nature of our heart. Keep us clinging to God asking for His mercy.
It empties us of the slightest hope of any goodness in us.
It prevents us from the shock we may face one day about the depraved nature in us.
It prevents you from the heinous things you would never imagine yourselves doing.
Just as the fish doesn't know that it is wet. so it is with those who sin.
Once the holy spirit convicts you of your wickedness, do not doubt Him. Do not be despair. Acknowledge Him. Praise God for His works in your heart.
Come to The Lord quickly. And lay it upon Him saying. Oh Lord I am undone. Have mercy on me.
I Thessalonians 5:23-28 NKJV
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
5:23-28 The apostle prays that they might be sanctified more perfectly, for the best are sanctified but in part while in this world; therefore we should pray for, and press toward, complete holiness. And as we must fall, if God did not carry on his good work in the soul, we should pray to God to perfect his work, till we are presented faultless before the throne of his glory. We should pray for one another; and brethren should thus express brotherly love. This epistle was to be read to all the brethren. Not only are the common people allowed to read the Scriptures, but it is their duty, and what they should be persuaded to do. The word of God should not be kept in an unknown tongue, but transplanted, that as all men are concerned to know the Scriptures, so they all may be able to read them. The Scriptures should be read in all public congregations, for the benefit of the unlearned especially. We need no more to make us happy, than to know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is an ever-flowing and an over-flowing fountain of grace to supply all our wants