“From childhood we have watched as everything our ancestors worked for–their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters– was squandered on a delusion.” (Jeremiah 3:24)
Sin is not your friend. Yes, it may feel good to do it. There may be a feeling of excitement associated with the activity, but don’t let that make you think that it is on your side. In the book of Jeremiah, God is speaking to his people about their evil activity. In the midst of His convicting words, God points them to a time that is yet to come where they will turn back to God. When they turn back to Him, they will see the truth about their sinfulness and how much it costs. This is one of the things that occur when we repent. We see our sin, the cost of it and the reality that we are to blame.
But our God always has a way of escape from our sin for us.
Our God is a God of hope and second chances. He desires to take our sin-stained lives and turn them into glorious gems. Unlike the city I live in, they are continually patching the roads. It never last. Our God is not interested in a temporary fix or patch of our faulty flesh; He desires to give us a brand new life. This all starts when we turn from the empty sin we have been chasing after and turn to the mighty God who desires to save us. Have you turned to Him? He is waiting with open arms. “He loves you.”
Dear Jesus, I believe You died for me so that I could be forgiven. I believe You were raised from the dead so that I could have new life. I know I have done wrong things, and I’m sorry. Please forgive me and give me the power to follow You all the days of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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