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October 26, 1999

Our Confession

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Give thanks to the LORD for he is good. His love endures forever. PSALM 136:1
“Give thanks” is more appropriately translated “confess” or “acknowledge.” The concept of confession brings to mind the movies and TV shows that have cops trying to coerce a confession out of a suspect in a stark, smoke-filled room lit by a bare light bulb hanging from the ceiling.
Here, however, the psalmist has us alone in the room and is about to lay out all of the evidence in front of us about God and His acts.
God is above all other gods and lords on earth or in heaven. He alone does great wonders, wonders that cannot be duplicated. He created the earth and oceans. He hung the sun, moon, and stars in the sky. He delivered the Israelites from Egypt by striking down the firstborn in Egypt. He parted the Red Sea, brought the children of Israel through the desert, and defeated many kings to give them a land flowing with milk and honey. As if this were not enough, He remembers us when we are down; He rescues us, and He feeds us.
Given the preponderance of evidence of God’s faithfulness and provision, what else could our response be?
But we are living and working in the twenty-first century. We’re surrounded by all the “wonders” that man has created. We’re confronted every day by a barrage of endless information and unprecedented opportunities. But we are dangerously close to becoming blind and deaf to Him, His word, His works, and His love that never ends.
You don’t have to make your confession in a stark, smoke-filled room lit by a single bulb hanging from a ceiling. But before the day ends, find a quiet place where you can reflect on Who God is and what He has done for you. Acknowledge aloud that He alone is God of all gods and King of all kings. Confess that you are nothing without Him.

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