Sunday, March 30, 2008

It keeps coming up

It seems as though I have had several posts lately on the topic of repentance. I am not intentionally gravitating this direction. However, as I read God’s Word it just continues to very prominently jump out. Repentance is all over the scriptures – Old Testament and New Testament.

One of my current reading threads is the Gospel of Luke. In the 13th chapter Jesus is recorded as saying the following:

"I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish." - Luke 13:5

Jesus very frequently reminds us of the importance of repentance. It is non-negotiable. It is a must. We can’t follow Christ without repentance. We can’t turn to Him without turning from our old ways of thinking and living. We can’t serve two masters. We can’t hold onto Christ without letting go of the world. We come to a fork in the road of life. Which path will we choose? Do we follow Christ or do we follow the world. We can’t go both directions. Thus, the need for repentance.

The beauty is that it all starts with Christ and Christ is with us all along the way.

Here is a post that begins to define and explain repentance and another related post.

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