Yesterday we wrote about our Greatest Motivation as Christians. We defined that as LOVE. Today we move on to our Greatest Challenge.
Our Greatest Challenge is Repentance. This challenge is not getting others to repent, but our own repentance. Part of the nation of Judah’s problem was that they refused to repent,
“Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man, one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her. Though they say, “As the LORD lives,” yet they swear falsely. O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth? You have struck them down, but they felt no anguish; you have consumed them, but they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to repent.” (Jeremiah 5:1-3)
Jeremiah 6:16 records, “Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.'”
- We do not like to admit we are wrong.
- Change is always difficult.
- Repentance requires both.
Dear, Father, I ask that you give us the courage, resolve, and strength to change admit when we are wrong in Your sight and to change to become more and more like you. In Jesus name . . .