Lecture 3, Confession, Forgiveness, & Cleansing:
Our understanding of how serious a problem is determines the kind of solution we will seek. For instance, a person who is experiencing an illness will often delay a visit to the doctor until he is convinced that he cannot recover on his own. Similarly, we must first come to realize our natural state of bondage to sin before we are able or willing to seek forgiveness and healing from God. Today’s passage reminds us of our fallen nature, and it offers us the glorious hope of reconciliation with God in Jesus Christ.