Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights.
Today’s ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi words are Kala and Kalana. Kalana means “to ASK forgiveness.” The root of this word, Kala, means “to OFFER forgiveness.”
ὁμολογέω ~ homologeó ~ (hom-ol-og-eh’-o)
Which is a verb that means to speak the same, to agree, to publicly declare, to align with, to be in full agreement, to voice the same conclusion. Also, to acknowledge a debt.
Open confession is good for the soul. ~ Scottish Proverb
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. ~ James 5:16
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again. ~ Saint Augustine
Sins are always forgivable, if you have the humility, the wisdom and the courage to confess them. ~ Pastor G
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” ~ Mark 11:25
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. ~ Ephesians 4:32
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:9
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ~ Lamentations 3:22-23