Tag: Repentance

More Than Pardon

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of. 2 Corinthians 7:10

It is a fact that the New Testament message of good news, “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,” embraces a great deal more than an offer of free pardon. Surely it is a message of pardon—and for that may God be praised—but it is also a message of repentance! It is a message of atonement—but it is also a message of temperance and righteousness and godliness in this present world. It tells us that we must accept a Savior, but it tells us also that we must deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. The gospel message includes the idea of amendment, of separation from the world, of cross-carrying and loyalty to the Kingdom of God even unto death. These are all corollaries of the gospel and not the gospel itself; but they are part and parcel of the total message which we are commissioned to declare. No man has authority to divide the truth and preach only a part of it. To do so is to weaken it and render it without effect.

by A.W. Tozer

Making Use Of Your Mistakes

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Proverbs 24:16 says, “A righteous man falls seven times, and rises again.” An example of this is Simon Peter. Peter was a righteous man who fell many times. But you don’t read about him continuing to make the same mistake again and again. For as a righteous man, he got up. And he didn’t waste his falls, but he made the most of them and learned from them. Peter grew, and by the end of his life, he was truly a great man of God.

So, too, with you. The question isn’t whether or not you’ll make mistakes, or if you’ll mess up. The question is, what will you do with your mistakes and messes once you make them? First, you need to rise up from them. Second, don’t just let them be a bad memory. Turn them into something good by learning from them, grow stronger, purer, and more in the center of God’s will for your life. For mistakes are some of the greatest teachers you will ever have. Thus, the wise man doesn’t just recover from his mistakes – he makes the most of them.

Today’s Mission – Today, take your mistakes and weaknesses and turn them around for good, turn sin into repentance, bitterness into forgiveness, and sorrow into joy.

by Jonathan Cahn