The term fess up is a shortened form of confess, or to own up. We all know that many times denial, ignoring and substitute thinking and false reality can blast away the truth we ignore and don’t want to know at the moment. Of course shame and guilt can also bring in their nasty narratives to keep us from coming clean.
“Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results.” (Book of James 5:16, The Living Bible)
It is simple enough to say and read a verse like this but the fact is we must trust one another before we can fess up to one another. I would only trust myself to a righteous person because I know that person will help bring ‘great power and wonderful results.’
“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Jesus