Repentance and Forgiveness

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 24:1-6; Ephesians 5:1-16 (day seven)
Preparing for worship today, I came across Luke 24:46-47.  “Thus it written, that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead. . .and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations.”  The words of the Lord speak to my heart, remind me of His unchanging message.  Forgiveness is predicated on repentance!  For sexual sin or any other kind, repentance is the condition of God’s offered mercy.  “What strange kind of salvation do they desire who care not for holiness. . .They would be saved by Christ and yet be out of Christ in a fleshly state. . .They would have their sins forgiven, not that they may walk with God in love, in time to come, but they may practice their enmity against Him without any fear of punishment”–Walter Marshall.  I am praying for the Spirit of God to help us this morning as we seek Him together.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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