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June 28 – God Desires Repentance and Holiness

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God withdrew his defense from the Israelites because they refused to repent from their sins. However, the Creator promised to reinstate his relationship with them if they repent. Jehovah promised to forgive the Israelites’ sin and punish their oppressors should they consider repentance. God promised to severely deal with enemy nations that took advantage of the Israelites’ negative circumstances.

God stated through his prophet, “For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. For surely I will shake my hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me. “Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says the Lord. “Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become my people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. And the Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem. Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!” (Zechariah 2:8-16).

 

Lesson:

God is tough on sin; he does not condone it, and would punish whoever refuses to repent from his or her sins. Meanwhile, at the same time, Jehovah, who is caring and forgiving, will forgive any offense that is committed should an act of repentance be exercised.

Our gracious God will kindly deal with anyone who repents of his sins and seeks his forgiveness. That is, a person who is humble enough to say “sorry” for his mistakes will obtain God’s mercy and be forgiven. No sin is too big for God to forgive. He will forgive our iniquities no matter the magnitude. The only condition he asks is repentance!

People who repent from their sins will enjoy his benefits. He will give them his salvation and write their names in his Book of Life. Jehovah will watch over repentant sinners and satisfy them with many benefits. However, everyone must understand that God does not entertain casual repentance. \*No playing games with God, he wants a repentant sinner to be serious before him.\* Jehovah does not want us to indulge in any sin that we have repented of. He wants us to build a steady relationship with him so that he can continue to bless us.

It is, therefore, important that all God’s children (who have repented from their sins) maintain an honest and consistent relationship with God. Children of God must be diligent and serve him with full devotion so that we can prosper! Anyone who has not reached the state of repentance of sin should not hesitate; he needs to take an action, since much benefits would be derived in the process. Anyone whom God’s Spirit convicts of a sin should humbly submit to God and say “sorry.” A repentant sinner should declare Jesus Christ as Lord, because through him alone can forgiveness and salvation be obtained.

There is much joy to obtain from Jesus Christ. He is the author of life, and he will give it to whoever comes to him with a humble heart. Believe in Jesus Christ. Confess your sins in his name to obtain forgiveness and salvation, which means that you will obtain the gift of eternal life.
Please pray.

 

Prayer:

Dear God, I dedicate my complete life to you today. I am sorry for my sins, and I repent from them. I promise to start living a new life of holiness before you. I declare your Son Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, and I promise to serve him throughout the days of my life. Please write my name in your Book of Life, and keep me worthy of your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

 

 

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James Taiwo
Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] [Success Express Lane] & others. * Read devotionals by category at www.BibleArena.org * Learn more about the author at www.JamesTaiwo.com

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James Taiwo

Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] [Success Express Lane] & others. * Read devotionals by category at www.BibleArena.org * Learn more about the author at www.JamesTaiwo.com

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