OUR LORD WHO FORGIVES AND CLEANSES US
In 1 John chapter 1 verse 9, we find a well known scripture that reads this way;
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
The scripture before this one and the one after it assert that there is no one without sin and thus this activity of confessing our sin is something that all human beings who belong to God will be participating in.
Confessing our sins to the Lord our God imposes on His faithfulness and His justness. When we do this, two things occur: The Lord forgives our sin and second, the Lord cleanses us from all unrighteousness.
When the Lord forgives us, it means that all remembrance of our sin is cancelled and He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west as Psalm 103 verse 12 says.
The Lord then sets up conditions to purify us from unrighteousness. This is a process that works to purge from us our tendency to commit that sin with the aim of yielding a harvest of righteousness in us.
Let us always yield ourselves to the Lord's forgiveness and cleansing by readily and sincerely confessing our transgressions to the One who gave His life for us and shed His blood to pay for our sins.