Praying to a Forgiving God

We often overlook confession. Perhaps we live unaware of our sins. Maybe we think if we don’t talk about them, God will not notice. We probably don’t realize how absolutely bad sin is. But the consequences of sin are dire. If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened (Psalm 66:18 NLT). The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).

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Claim Justice

Intercession is often associated with agonizing entreaty or tearful supplication. It is sometimes conceived as an endeavor to overcome the reluctance of God. But God does not have to be coaxed into granting a divine blessing.

With Christ as our advocate, we approach God to claim the justice we are entitled to because of His sacrifice.*

God is faithful and just and will forgive us (1 John 1:9).

*adapted from J. Oswald Sanders, The Incomparable Christ, p. 346.