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Don’t Wait to Confess!

Read Nehemiah 9:1-38. Which do you find the most difficult? To confess to something you did years ago? Or to confess to something you’ve just done?

There is no right answer! Sometimes, it’s easier to confess something you did ages ago, because somehow the lack of immediacy takes the emotion out of it. Confessing to something you’ve just done is sometimes more difficult because our pride gets in the way.

Nehemiah and the people of God found one particular difficulty with waiting to confess their sins: there were a lot to confess! In Nehemiah 8 they had spent six hours listening to the Book of the Law and confessing their sins. Then later in the month – in Nehemiah 9 – they spent another three hours listening to the Book of the Law and confessing more sins! They had let their sins pile up in their lives over many generations and therefore had many to confess before God.

You don’t let rubbish pile up in your home. So don’t let sin pile up in your heart either! Take the rubbish out of your heart on a daily basis by examining yourself before God every day and confessing any sins he brings to mind.

God will never get bored of your confessions. He never tires of forgiving you – even for the same sins over and over again. God doesn’t criticise you. He blesses you with love, grace and mercy.

If you stumble, confess that straight away to God. He will forgive you and help you grow away from what makes you stumble. Don’t let the rubbish pile up!


Think about the following:

  • In what way are you struggling with sin today? Take a moment to confess it to God and make a clean start.


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Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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Rob Westwood-Payne

Hi - I'm Rob. I'm married to Gail and we have a handsome, cheeky cocker spaniel called Harley. I am a Christian leader, pastor and preacher. I am a Salvation Army officer leading a congregation in the south of England. I am a leadership and discipleship blogger and daily devotional podcast host.