Richard and I have had more than our share of court appearances. When someone doesn’t pay their rent and won’t move out, we have no choice but to seek a legal remedy, but it’s always a last resort. We are not a charitable organization, so to reclaim our property, sometimes the only remedy is to take the matter to court. When you stand before a judge, you must tell them the truth about what you know without hiding any facts. If you don’t, you become as guilty as a wrongdoer. The law God handed down to Moses for the Israelites makes it clear we still have an obligation to confess what we know today.
And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity. Leviticus 5:1
When Jesus stood before the high priest, he kept silent until he asked whether he was the Christ, the Son of God. That’s when he confessed what he knew.
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Matthew 26:64
If Jesus told the truth and the consequence was death on the cross, you can tell the truth in any legal matter. You obviously won’t face death on the cross like Jesus did, at least not here in the United States.
To participate in the days leading to the feast called The Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur, make a point to confess your sins. God wants you to take responsibility for the sins you know you committed and ask for forgiveness.
And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing: Leviticus 5:5