Just Own It

A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb

From Donald Trump’s “locker room” comments to Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7, responding to failure and indiscretions is not something our world does well.  Rather than owning up to past mistakes and poor decisions, we look for someone to blame or try to avoid responsibility for our actions as long as we can.  If we are completely honest with ourselves and God, we realize that owning up to our sins is a necessary but difficult task.


1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  To confess means to agree with or acknowledge to be true.  As followers of Christ, we must agree with God when our actions or attitudes run contrary to His character and Word.  It is only when we understand that Jesus owned our sins at the cross, that we can begin to experience His saving grace as it relates to our daily struggle against sin.


Have you stumbled this week?  How did you respond?  It’s never too late to address that with God.  What the world needs to see are Christians who own their sins, turn from their sins and, by grace, pursue the one who is faithful and just.