September 23:  Confession

Confession

 

Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to You, 
and my iniquity I have not hidden. 
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

The Hebrew word translated as “confess” יָדַע [yä·dah’] is the same root used for “know.”  Thus to confess is to know, acknowledge and perceive and declare; confession of sin is to agree with God. 

Confession is an integral part of the next holy day, the Day of Atonement.

Leviticus 16:21a

Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins.

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM; THAT ISRAEL WILL ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONFESS PERSONAL AND NATIONAL SIN.

Antique photographs of Holy Land, Egypt and Middle East: Jewish wailing place, Western Wall

 

 

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