Sat. Sep 26th, 2020
You must forgive

No restoration without true repentance

 

Repentance

Joel 2:17

Let the priests, who minister before the Lord, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, “Spare your people, Lord.  Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples,  ‘Where is their God?’”

Restoration

Joel 2:18-19

Then the Lord was jealous for his land and took pity on his people. 19 The Lord replied[a] to them: “I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil,  enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations.

Joel 2:25

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm[b]

 

Many times people seek restoration without genuine repentance. Restoration, however, is a product of genuine repentance. If you seek restoration, allow God to search you today and lead you to repentance.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

 

Prayer

Lord, you are a merciful father; forgiving the sins of men. Search me oh Lord, fill me with the knowledge of your will and lead me to repentance that I may cry “worthy are you, Lord”. Thank you for your promised restoration even as I repent from my sins. Amen!