A politician had been criticized heavily by a journalist in the local paper. The journalist ran into the politician in the city park. The journalist confessed that on reflection he had been too harsh and, in some cases, just plain wrong in his criticisms and he apologized.
The politician said, "I appreciate that, but from now on would you criticize me in the park and apologize in the paper."
It is sometimes said that confession is good for the soul. This is especially the case as it relates to what we call the "good confession."
Paul wrote to Timothy, "Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses" (I Timothy 6:12).
The word Greek word for 'confess' means "to say the same thing as another; to agree with." In other words, the Father in heaven has given His testimony concerning His Son (Matthew 17:5) and given ample evidence of this truth (John 20:30-31); therefore, when we confess Him we are agreeing with the Father in heaven.
When we confess Him it should be a pivotal point in our life. We are giving our allegiance to Him. His way becomes our way. Jesus once said, "Why call Me Lord, Lord, and do not the things that I say" (Luke 6:46)? Are we confessing Him by the life we are living?
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Church News: We have a potluck fellowship after the morning service on the 21st of October. Men's Breakfast - October 27th in our fellowship hall at 8:00 a.m. Our Sunday morning 10:00 class has just begun a study of the book of Revelation.