“What Have I Done?”

”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!

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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“What have I done?”

“No man repented of his wickedness, saying, ‘What have I done?’ . . . . Were they ashamed of the abominations they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, and they did not know how to blush . . .” (Jeremiah 8:6, 12).

“What have I done?”

When our conscience “slaps us in the face,” we suddenly realize how sinful we are. How painful it is, but oh, how we need it! (Luke 22:54-62)

“Were they ashamed . . . ?”

Those in Jeremiah’s day “were not ashamed, and they did not know how to blush . . . .”

It is possible to have a seared conscience (1 Timothy 4:2).

What God values is “a broken and contrite heart” (Psalm 51:17).

That’s the kind of heart God can bless!

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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