In the middle of writing "Part 2" for next week hopefully, and I stopped to read my #Bible
this afternoon. I'm the rollercoaster of #emotions
, utter #love
and flowing #tears
at the #greatness
of it all. I was #writing
about how only through #Jesus
were are restored/reconciled our works never good enough and when the realization dawns on us - I struggle to word my #thoughts
Today I was reading (I just finished in fact) #Luke
5. Peter, upon putting his own flesh under subjection and obeying Jesus regardless of his own thoughts or feelings, being rewarded by Jesus cries out, "Depart from me for I am a sinful man!"
That wasn't the cry that says I want nothing to do with you, but the dawning revelation that I am a sinner, and sin cannot stand before God.
"Fear not..." Jesus replied.
! He is not willing that any should perish. Fear not! That godly sorrow that works #repentence
is a cry He will not shun. Fear not! He is mighty to save!
What an amazing thing!
It comes at a cost though.
Godly sorrow He hears. #Hypocrisy
, He doesn't. He knows the hearts and thoughts and motives of man, ALL of man's hearts are in His hands.
He will not save you if you think you don't need saving. He will not save those that live hypocritically assuming they are His.
Godly repentance is key.
Those seem like hard thoughts...
But the reality is that God yearns to save. He waits. Everytime Israel in the Old Testament messed up He "turn to Me! Repent!" waited and waited... His long suffering is incomprehensible.
How wretched and blind to keep Him waiting. How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?