Thursday, May 16, 2019

Jarom 1:12 -- On Repentance and Improvement

"And it came to pass that by so doing they kept them from being destroyed upon the face of the land; for they did prick their hearts with the word, continually stirring them up unto repentance."
Jarom 1:12

I like the idea of being continually stirred up to repentance.  Not in a guilt-trip way where we always feel inadequate and can't face life because we think that we are scum, but in a continuous improvement kind of a way where we recognize that we are pretty cool, but far from perfect, so we need to keep working on it. :)

The verse before this talks about Christ and that pointing to his sacrifice is what got them repenting.  And, again, I don't think that the idea here is a guilt trip type thing... I think the idea that we should be getting from that is that repentance isn't something scary.  It is really a gift.  The ability to repent and change and improve ourselves: that is a miracle, granted to us by Jesus Christ.

Today, let's look at our lives and seriously imagine if we were stuck exactly as we are now for eternity.  For most of us, that is not a pretty picture. :)  Fortunately, we don't have to be stuck as we are, or as we used to be, because of Christ.  He gives us another chance, over and over again, until we get it right.  Let's grab those chances and keep repenting and making everything better. :)

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