“When a man or woman commits any sin… against the Lord…then he shall confess the sin which he has committed.” Numbers 5:6-7. The Bible tells us the only effective way of dealing with sin is confession. In the Old Testament, one of the ways the Israelites were supposed to cleanse themselves and maintain purity before God and in their community was by confessing their sins. When the people confessed to God, they were not telling Him anything He did not already know. But their confession was a demonstration of a change of heart. Refusing to confess their sins allowed sin to take deeper root within their lives and community. Admitting our sin unlocks the gate so that we can have forgiveness, joy, and peace. Confession is agreeing with God about our sin.