Wow, it has been a long time since I did the Psalmody International School of worship recap, but I am someone who likes to finish what they start even if it is months later. So today we will be recapping on lesson 11 from the psalmody booklet, and for this lesson we will be looking at 'Confession and Worship'. Please note that this is not a full bible study,it is mostly just a recap on what I had gathered from the booklet
CONFESSION AND WORSHIP
Hebrews 3:1, Therefore, Holy brothers and companions in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and High Preist of our confession.
Jesus, now as the High Priest through the line of Judah (please refer back to a previous post to understand the significance of Jesus the High Priest) stands as our witness and reason for our faith and confession. Confession in this context is not the reluctant retelling of an individual’s sins but is our declaration of our faith in God and within that declaration, we verbally recount how the Lord triumphed over evil and made us whole.
There is something powerful that takes place when we confess our faith that Jesus is Lord with our lips and believe in our hearts the miracle of Jesus being raised from the dead, we too become resurrected and made a new creation saved from our former ways, please read Romans 10:9-13 for reference. The words we speak over ourselves, circumstances and the people around us can direct our footsteps when we make confessions we are aligning our steps in God’s direction because the focus of our words, our confession is directed to God. It is difficult to walk towards God when our attention is diverted, I always think of when I am driving, just a split second of looking away from the road to change the temperature in the car, I begin to steer in the wrong direction. Through confession, we maintain our attention and not lose sight of the destination. Through confession we are speaking what is written in the scriptures, we are speaking and talking about Jesus, the word of God ( John 1:1).
Just like what is written in Jeremiah 15:16, we find joy in our hearts and rejoicing because it is through the word that our spirits are nourished, these words are food to our spirit man, the more we confess the more we nourish our spiritual bodies.