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Changing Direction

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,LL Where are you headed?  As humans, our default position is sin, and if we keep heading the way we’re inclined, we’ll end up in eternal separation from God–that’s what Hell really is.  We don’t like to talk about this, or even think about it, but it’s true and denying it won’t change anything.

There is a remedy for this sorry state of affairs, and it involves repentance.  In a previous post, I told you that in Greek the word repent actually means to turn your insides around; if you choose to think of it in military terms, it would be doing an about face; turning away to head in the opposite direction.

The apostle, Peter describes how God works through repentance this way:

“Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.”  Acts 3:19-21

Sounds pretty good to me.  Forgiveness, basking in God’s presence, receiving a Savior, the eventual restoration of all things vs. guilt, alienation, trying to save myself and remaining in the miserable mess I’ve created.

Why not turn around before it’s too late?

 

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