“Where are you?” That is a curious question that God asked Adam in Genesis 3:9. Our omniscient, omnipresent God knew exactly where Adam was, exactly what Adam and Eve had done, and why they were cowering in the bushes that day. So why ask? Because God wanted to give Adam the opportunity to confess his sin, to come clean to what had happened as a critical step toward repentance.
This did not stop with Adam. God strategically asked individuals questions throughout Scripture. God asked Job if he knew more than Him and Jonah if He had the right to care more about a city full of people than the wayward prophet cared about a plant. Jesus questioned a man why he was asking about what is good and inquired of Peter repeatedly if he loved Him. None of these questions were designed to solicit knowledge. Instead, they each pointed the person to the heart of the issue, to what mattered most, so each could see God and themselves properly in light of Him, His Word and His gospel.
What sins do you need to confess to God?