Repentance Restores Relationship - Sunday's Dose - 19th February 2017

"The next day Moses said to the people, 'You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin'" - (Exodus 32:30).

Thoughts for Today

We all have done something that we knew we should not have done. When confronted with our actions, how did we respond? Aaron's reaction, when Moses confronted him about making the golden calf, was one of rationalization.

He did not deny his wrong, but merely explained it away. He said to Moses: "You know how prone these people are to evil. They said to me, 'Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him.' So I told them, 'Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.' Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf" - (Exodus 32:22-24).

How many times have we had our backs against the wall and come up with a ridiculous reason for our actions? It would be so much better to confess our wrongdoing and repent.

The Bible is full of examples of those who denied their wrongdoing, and those who confessed and repented. Adam, after eating the forbidden fruit, tried to pass the blame onto Eve. In contrast, David repented when confronted with his sin with Bathsheba and God forgave him. However, his action was not without consequences. Repentance restores our relationship with the Lord but does not remove the consequences of our actions.

God wants us to honor and obey Him. When we do the wrong thing, we should confess our sin, and seek His forgiveness.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, please forgive me for the times I try to justify myself rather than confess my sin. Thank you for your grace and mercy.Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen.".

Have a Blessed Sunday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team