“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”
2 Corinthians 7:10
The acknowledgment of one’s wrong, and the plea for mercy is not all that there is to genuine repentance. Genuine repentance according to the Scriptures is a kind of repentance produced by godly sorrow. This manner of repentance also works carefulness, indignation, fear, zeal, and a vehement desire to abstain from committing the same sin again. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
So, beyond the admission of guilt, genuine repentance, seek to make amends and to set measures, to prevent possible recurrence of the wrong action. An example of this can be seen in Ezra 10:1-19, where Ezra led the Israelites to genuinely repent before the Lord, for taking unto themselves, strange wives. They did not just confess and weep in repentance before the Lord, but they also set systems in place to separate themselves from the people of the land, and to put away the strange wives.
Therefore, if there is any area you need to repent, determine in your heart not to merely utter repentance, but to also genuinely begin to devise measures to help you abstain from such in the future. It is this kind of repentance that can move God. Halleluyah!
Prophecy 1: Receive grace to genuinely repent of sin in Jesus’ name.
Prophecy 2: As you step out today, may you hear the voice of the Spirit in Jesus’ name.
W: Meditate on today’s devotion over and over again and make it your principle.
X: I decree and I declare that I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!
STUDY YOUR BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: GENESIS 41 & 42, LUKE 6, PSALMS 116
Sudanese are mainly Muslims. The nation is yet to recover from physical damage from bombing, fire, and poverty caused by wars. There is a strong need for the training of church leaders in the nation.
Y: We are praying for economic development and stability in the nation.
Startup Prayer: Dear Father, help me to act upon all I have learned today. I genuinely repent before you in Jesus’ name.