Some Christians think that we have to keep confessing our sins to God every time we fail.
But they don’t realize that the Law demanded perfection.
James 2 “0 For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.”
Matthew 5 “48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Their confession of sins is trying to go back under the Law. They are trying to please God based on the Law and when they fail, they confess their sins.
But the truth is that anything short of Christ’s perfect righteousness is sin.
Romans 3 ” 23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; “
Jesus displayed the glory of God – He never sinned!
Therefore it is natural and expected that all people will always fall short of Christ’s perfection in our behavior.
Do you realize, that if you haven’t sold your possessions and become perfect as Christ in loving the worst enemies, then it’s still sin and falls short of God’s glory?
So then if we relate to God based on works, then we have to confess the sin of “not selling everything” everyday!
This is why we Christians should stop trying to attain righteousness/holiness by our own efforts.
We are not under Law but under GRACE.
Romans 6 “For you are not under law, but under grace.”
Why is that?
Christ never sinned – He is perfect like God.
He died for our sins – the only payment possible!
He rose from the dead because He never sinned.
He made us righteous and perfect by His finished work!
We can never be righteous and perfect in our behavior and that is why we are righteous by Faith alone, by grace alone.
Romans 1 “16 For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, because it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first, and also for the Greek. 17 For in it is revealed God’s righteousness from faith to faith. As it is written, “But the righteous shall live by faith.”
This is why Christ alone is our Perfection, Wisdom, Righteousness!
1 Corinthians 1 “30 Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: 31 that, as it is written, “He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.”