”No man repented of his wickedness, saying, “What have I done?” . . . . Were they ashamed because of the abominations they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, and they did not know how to blush . . .” (Jeremiah 8:6, 12).
Repentance involves coming to grips with our sin.
“What have I done?”
Have we had this soul-deep conviction of sin?
Repentance involves a sense of shame.
Those in Jeremiah’s day “did not know how to blush.”
Many today are way past blushing.
If someone lovingly confronts them, their reaction is defiance.
Repentance involves a major shift in thinking and behavior.
Repentance is a mind-change leading to a life-change (Luke 3:8-14; Acts 26:18, 20).
Repentance means humbling ourselves (Luke 18:9-14).
What we need is “a broken and contrite heart” (Psalm 51:17).
And that’s the kind of heart that God can bless!
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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