1. Application

Confess your sins to God

Ezra 9:1–15 (ESV)

1 After these things had been done, the officials approached me and said, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands with their abominations, from the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

The truth about God’s grace and righteousness should encourage us to confess our sins daily, and trust in Jesus Christ for forgiveness. Ezra laments and confesses the sins of Israel; we should lament and confess our own sins to God. In Ezra’s prayer, we find an example of what such a prayer of confession might look like.