RE Verse reading–Matthew 3 (day two). “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near” (Matthew 3:2) And maybe you don’t believe anymore that Kingdom life is possible. Not for you at least. Too many disappointments. Too many failed attempts at “being good”. Unconsciously you have settled into an expectation of mediocrity, a disbelief that Romans 8:4 is really true ( ” in order that the requirement of the Law might be FULFILLED in us who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the SPIRIT”) It is a sad state because repentance is fueled by Kingdom hope. Our motivation for “changing our minds” (ie repentance) is that we are still convinced that Kingdom life is POSSIBLE by God’s grace. Maybe this is why the Father is careful to praise Jesus. “I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17) The thought and hope of Him saying this to me, keeps me at the hard task of changing my mind. Do you believe that Kingdom is still possible for you?