Some People Never Say They’re Sorry

James 5:16 reads “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

Unfortunately, some Christians obey that verse next to nothing. It is not that they never do anything wrong to hurt another person. It is more that they are insensitive to their own faults (Prov 16:12) and/or are not humble enough to admit wrong (Luke 18:14, Col 3:12, James 4:6, I Pet 5:5, etc.).

Similarly, some Christians never say “thank you” to others, but they ought to (Acts 24:3, Col 3:15).

Admitting wrong to others is very important (Matt 5:23-24), but confessing wrong to God is even more important. I John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

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