Week of May 12 - Day 3

Day 3 Read: James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.  

Reflect: How does this verse relate to carrying one another’s burdens?

Consider: Confess (exomologeisthe). The preposition ex, forth, out, implies full, frank, open confession, and so in every case of its use in the New Testament. See on Matt. 3:6.[1]

Respond: Why do you think confession leads to healing?

[1] Marvin Richardson Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament, vol. 1 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1887), 764.