Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Psalm 26 ~ Yahweh Clears My Name

To confess, literally, is “to say the same thing.” That is how the English word derives and also what its counterpart in New Testament Greek, homologeo, means. To confess something is to speak in agreement with it. When we confess our sin, as in 1 John 1:9 for example, we are agreeing that there are things we have done that are indeed sinful, things we ought not to have done. When we confess the Lord Jesus, as in Romans 10:9, we are agreeing and affirming that Jesus Christ is indeed our Lord and King. When we do, we have so much more we can confess because we become heir with Him to all the promises of God.

Here is another personal confession I adapted from the Psalms.

Yahweh Clears My Name ~ from Psalm 26

Yahweh clears my name
Because my whole life belongs to Him.
He is the one I trust.
He examines me and roots out whatever does not belong,
So my heart and my mind
Are pure and blameless before Him.
His covenant love is always in front of me
And I live by His faithfulness and truth.

I come before Him
With a loud voice of thanks,
To declare the wonderful things He has done.
I love the beauty of His habitation
And the glory of His presence.

I will walk in integrity,
The wholeness of who I am in Him
And who He is in me.
He makes me stand on firm and level ground.
I will bless Yahweh with all His people.

Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Personal Confessions from the Psalms
Prayers and Affirmations for a Life of Faith, Happiness and Awe in God
by Jeff Doles

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