They Confessed Their Sins

And they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. ~ Matthew 3:6

To confess one’s sins means that sin exists. Furthermore, the word confess does not simply mean to acknowledge but to agree with. That is, when a person confesses their sins to God, they are agreeing with Him the way He sees them. God is a God of order and design. Sin creates confusion, deformity, and pain. We see sin as no big deal, even pleasurable. God sees sin as rebellion and destructive. The mess our world is in is because of sin, and each of us has contributed to it. Are we willing to agree with God as He sees our sins or are we going to turn a blind eye and accuse Him of being archaic and wrong?