Lev 5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:
Lev 5:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.
is said that sometimes a soldier will come from the battle bleeding
from a hidden wound which he has received without knowing it.
So in the
rush of life we may contract defilement by touching uncleanness, or
speaking rashly, which in the sight of God will leave a foul stain upon
the white robe of the soul.
The presence of
unconscious sin with us is the reason why we are often unable to pray or
read the Word of God at night.
We are aware of a certain distance, a
vail, a cloud, which has settled down between us and the beatific
At such times we do well to examine ourselves and the past more
critically; for probably we shall be able to detect the hidden cause,
which, when we know it, must be confessed and placed on the head of our
guilt-offering, whilst we yield ourselves to God as a whole
burnt-offering, in a new act of self-surrender.
confession is all important. We must confess our sins, if the faithful
Lord is to forgive them.
Confession is taking God's side against
ourselves. It is the act of judging evil in the light of the Throne.
is like the unpacking of a box, in which one begins with the lighter
things at the top, and works steadily down to the heavy articles
underneath. It is the repetition in the heart of Joshua's calling the
roll of Israel until Achan, the son of Carmi, was taken.
the atonement has been made as touching sin "in any of these things,"
there is forgiveness.
Dare to believe that this is so, Openi-tent soul,
who hast made Christ's soul an offering for thy sin.
He says: "I have
blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and as a cloud thy
sins." Go thy way, and sin no more.
~F. B. Meyer~