The word “confess” appears in the Bible 44 times. It means to verbally admit to some wrong you have done. But what is the ultimate goal of confessing in the Bible?
In the Bible to confess is a way to cleanse oneself from sin and to gain blessings from the Lord. Here are some of those scriptures overcoming problems through confession.
When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them: 1 Kings 8:35
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Proverbs 28:13
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 1 John 4:15
But the ultimate benefit to confessing in the Bible is to reunite with the Lord and develop a relationship with Him.