February 3, 2017

You don't repent.

Let me rephrase that.

You don't repent, and then move from one sin, to another sin, which you commit, and then grow weary of it, and then repent of it, and then move on through life in that viscous, burdensome cycle.

That is not indeed freedom from anything.

Constant repentance is not a concept found in Scripture.

According to Scripture, no one grows weary of sinning. They do, however, remember that God says to repent, and they long for fellowship with him, and to be heard by him, and they repent. Once.

Remember that all sin is boiled down to one sin.

Hate.

One does not repent of jealousy (which is hate), and then move on to gossip (which is hate), and repent of it, and then move on to covet what their neighbor has (which is hate).

All sin is hate in one form or another.

Jesus did not say in Matthew 4:17 to repent, and then repent again, and then repent again.

He commands that we repent.

And you will not repent, and go on sinning.

To repent is to agree with God about sin.

In essence, when one repents, they are saying that they agree with God that their sin is hate.

They agree that it is evil.

They, in agreeing that sin is evil, are saying that they don't want evil in their life.

Then the miracle occurs that is not the doing of any mere human.

The miracle is the ability to always love.

It is the gift of God. It comes with being born-again. The old is gone, the new comes into a soul.

Please study repentance.

Do not be deceived that to repent means that you go on sinning.

That is a lie.

It is proclaimed by those who also enjoy the sin that they do. It is preached by the blind leading the blind. The new nature hates sin, and those, who are new, no longer sin (hate), for they are filled with love, as a river (Romans 5:5). To be filled with love leaves no room for hate.

Would you continue to sin?

It's a choice.

What will you choose today to do about the sin that you do?

Keep in mind that right after Jesus said (in Matthew 4:17) to repent, he also reminds us of the brevity of life. The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Scoff if you will, or repent. Obey, or live in sin.

It's your choice.




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