There are several verses in this commentary so I have refrained from posting one.
SC39 "Confession will not be acceptable to God without sincere repentance and reformation. There must be decided changes in the life; everything offensive to God must be put away. This will be the result of genuine sorrow for sin. The work that we have to do on our part is plainly set before us: 'Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.' Isaiah 1:16,17. 'If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statute of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.' Ezekiel 33:15. Paul says, speaking of the work of repentance: 'Ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things you have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.' 2 Corinthians 7:11."
What a wonderful thought to be clear from iniquity. I pray for each of us that we will make our confession real before God and live for Him each day. Grandma Joan