No one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by observing the law, rather through the law we become conscious of sin. Romans 3: 20
As we share our inventories with God and another, it becomes obvious that we have not keep the laws of both God and man. As we verbally pour out our hearts and reveal our innermost flaws and twisted thoughts, we become acutely conscious of our sins. We may feel an overwhelming sense of guilt and shame. It is very unnatural for us to tattle on ourselves, it goes against our sinful human nature. It’s like filling out a police report or testifying in court against ourselves. By this time we should have come to terms with the fact that our real problem is self. We put our self before Christ and we always come up short.
We become acutely aware that even by trying our hardest and doing our best we will never attain the righteousness of a perfect God, and neither will anyone else. The good news is we need only to faithfully admit and reveal our sin. God is faithful to grant us His righteousness, through the sacrifice of His son, our lord, Jesus Christ. He forgives every sin that we confess.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that comes by Jesus Christ. Rom: 3:23-24
Lord God, thank you for giving me the law to measure my sin by. Thank you for sending and sacrificing your son Jesus to pay for my sins. Release me from the bondage of sin and self as I confess my sins to you and another.