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When we do not confess our sins, we of necessity turn the Christian life into a system of earning our salvation. There may be many reasons for not confessing sin: we are afraid of the consequences, we are embarrassed, or we come up with a thousand other logic-chopping excuses for why it just doesn’t really matter. But whatever our self-justification is we ultimately must come to the conclusion that it won’t really matter in the end because we’re still “saved”. But why won’t God hold that sin against you? How do you know? Because you believe in Jesus? Because you were baptized? Because you eat at his table? Because you know Reformed theology? Because you’re dressed nicely, your home is in order and you haven’t killed anyone or robbed any banks? But all of these are things you have or have not done. You’ve turned the free and precious gift of God into a cheap bargain basement special. Consider any of the sins that you are still clinging to, unconfessed, unrepented of. What kind of ‘good works’ are you doing to try to compensate for them? What kind of deal are you trying to make with God? But the Scriptures say, Let your good deeds perish with you because you have thought that the gift of God can be purchased! (Acts 8:20) Confess your sins, all of them, let them all go now. Repent of this wickedness, and come worship the Lord.