READ: Ecclesiastes 5, Luke 24, Revelation 16 GOD’S FOOLS God does not suffer fools; He has no pleasure in them (Eccles. 5:4). An incomplete view of God casts Him as a benign and cuddly grandfather, somewhat clueless to our sin and comprehensively approving of our person and actions. God is approachable and should be, but…

READ: Proverbs 27, Luke 15, Revelation 7 MENTORED REPENTANCE The prodigal son teaches us to never waste an opportunity to repent. When this wayward son returned to his father, he recognized his error was first against God: “Father, I have sinned against heaven” and then against his loved ones (Luke 15:18, 21). The prodigal son joins Joseph (“How…

READ: Psalm 83, Hosea 12, Luke 11, Corinthians 2 SHAME’S REDEMPTION “Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O Lord!” (Psalm 83:16) God’s goal for shame is redemption. There is a prominent Coptic priest in the Middle East who is very evangelical in his doctrine and practice. He has a television program…

READ: Psalm 43, Jeremiah 22-24, Matthew 15, Acts 22  THE WORSHIP OF ASKING FOR HELP The primary message of prophet and apostle is, “Repent.” It is not a popular message, nor is it a discriminating one for it is preached to both believer and unbeliever. Jesus taught that what comes out of the heart and…

READ: Psalm 24, Isaiah 31-33, John 17, Acts 3  REFRESHING REPENTANCE  It is astonishing to think that Jesus prays for us (John 17:20). Jesus prays that we would be united in the Godhead (Father, Son, and Spirit) that the world may believe in Jesus (v. 21). Our unity with one another (and thus, our fruitfulness…

READ: Nehemiah 12-13, Psalm 146, Luke 13, 1 John 5 LIFESTYLE REPENTANCE Pilate evidently had a nasty side. In Luke 13:1-5 we are told that he slaughtered some worshipers at the temple and mixed their blood with the sacrifices they had brought to offer. Nasty. Jesus references this tragic event alongside the misfortune of the…

READ: Leviticus 1-3, Psalm 32, Mark 4, Romans 4 LIFESTYLE REPENTANCE The Old Testament law required frequent sacrifices for sin. This is in part because the blood of sin and goats could not cleanse the conscience, but it is also indicative of man’s ongoing need to repent. We have turned repentance into an event, a…

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