REPENTANCE AND WORSHIP (1) [PROVERBS 28:13, MATTHEW 21:28-32]

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I am sure you may be surprised by this but somebody that repents genuinely is a true worshipper. The Bible says; “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Every time people repent when God confronts them with their sins, they not only find mercy, they also become true worshippers. When you don’t repent but explain things away, you are not a worshipper.

Repentance is change; you turn away from what offends God to what pleases Him- you return to your abandoned obedience. Do you remember the parable that Jesus told of two brethren in Matthew 21:28-32? He said their father instructed them to work for him, but the first son refused to go. And then He turned to the other one, who chose to go but when the father checked, he didn’t go anywhere. However, the first son that said he won’t go repented and went. Jesus asked, “who has done the father’s will?” And they all answered, “The one that went.” So, repentance means change!

Repentance is to change your mind to do what is right and stop doing what is wrong. Repentance doesn’t mean you just acknowledge or admit that what you are doing is wrong; you don’t admit this is wrong and continue to do it. If you keep on doing it, it is a deliberate thing that you enjoy. To repent simply means you stop doing things God detests and the reason you stop is because you acknowledge that God is not pleased with that thing.

 

PRAYER: Today, repent of everything that displeases the Father that you are involved in. Turn around completely and give the Father joy. It is well in Jesus’ name. Amen!

 

BIBLE IN A YEARDeuteronomy 2:1-3:29, Luke 6:12-38, Psalm 67:1-7, Proverbs 11:27