While salvation is monergistic, that is, a work entirely accomplished by God and counted to us, apart from anything in ourselves; nevertheless, we are not completely passive in the process by which salvation is worked out in our lives. As human beings we will continue to sin in our thoughts and actions. As we do, if we behave like the stubborn horse or mule who must be controlled by bit and bridle (v. 9), by trying to cover up our sin, we will find ourselves living in unrest of soul and body (v. 3-4). However, if we are willing to confess our sins, we find a God who will readily forgive and receive us (v. 5, 1 Jn 1:9). As forgiven creatures, we are happy, living joyfully to the praise of His glorious grace.