How Honest Confession Can Free You | Psalm 106

We live in a cultural narrative that focuses on therapy (healing) more than reality. But an honest diagnosis of reality is always your best therapy. That’s counterintuitive. We don’t like thinking about our sin because it makes us feel bad about ourselves. But that’s true only if you think about your guilt but don’t honestly take responsibility for your sin. Honest confession of your sin and taking honest responsibility for its reality in your life is tremendously freeing if you also understand the glory of the gospel. Psalm 106 can help you do exactly that in a way that brings real healing. Like this podcast? Leave us a rating so others can find it more easily. Also consider texting favorite episodes to a friend or family member who might benefit from this podcast. Psalm 106 ESV 1 Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! 6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness. 7 Our fathers, when they were in Egypt, did not consider your wondrous works; they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love, but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea. 10 So he saved them from the hand of the foe and redeemed them from the power of the enemy. 13 But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel. 20 They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass. 21 They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, 22 wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea. 24 Then they despised the pleasant land, having no faith in his promise. 25 They murmured in their tents, and did not obey the voice of the LORD. 36 They served their idols, which became a snare to them. 37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; 45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love. 47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise. 48 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD! Follow Dave Cover on Twitter (@davecover) Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter (@ABiggerLifePod) This podcast is a ministry of (The Crossing), a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.