Confession—found in all of its forms forty-seven times in forty-four verses
Variations: confess, confessed, confesseth, confessing, confession
First usage: Leviticus 5:5 (confess)
Last usage: Revelation 3:5 (confess)
Defined: making that which is hidden or unknown (at least to the eyes of men) known by openly admitting it
Interesting fact: John 1:20 contains only thirteen words. This short verse contains the word confessed twice. Between the two instances of the word confessed, the Bible provides insight as to the definition of confession. “And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ” (John 1:20). Denying the truth is the opposite of confessing.
Bible study tip: Coordinating conjunctions (i.e., for, and, yet, but, etc.) are often used to compare or contrast two words or thoughts. Their use often provides insights into the definition of biblical words. Remember that “Every word of God is pure” (Proverbs 30:5), including even the seemingly insignificant coordinating conjunctions.
Sunday, Day 43—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 44—What Is Confession?
Tuesday, Day 45—True Confession Causes Action
Wednesday, Day 46—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 47—Confessing Your Sins
Friday, Day 48—Confessing Your Faults
Saturday, Day 49—Confession as a Means of Worship
Joshua 7:19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me.