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Daily Devotional

Max Lucado

Confession Creates Peace

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Psalm 32:1

“Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.”

Max's Message:

If we are already forgiven, then why does Jesus teach us to pray, "Forgive us our debts?" The very reason you would want your children to do the same. If my children violate one of my standards or disobey a rule, I don't disown them. I don't kick them out of the house or tell them to change their last name. But I do expect them to be honest and apologize. And until they do, the tenderness of our relationship will suffer. The nature of the relationship won't be altered, but the intimacy will. The same happens in our walk with God. Confession does not create a relationship with God, it simply nourishes it. If you are a believer, admission of sins does not alter your position before God, but it does enhance our peace with God. 

From Everyday Blessings by Max Lucado. Used with permission from the publisher.