Did you know that there is a word that some folk hate but that all people need. What is it? Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Acts 17:30 (ESV)
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
“There is an old-fashioned grace that I am never ashamed to preach, though some, who call themselves evangelists, have folded it up, and put it away in the back cupboard; they never mention this old-fashioned grace, which is called repentance. Now, I learn from the Scriptures that repentance is just as necessary to salvation as faith is; and the faith that has not repentance going with it will have to be repented of one of these days. A dry-eyed faith is a faith that will save no man. Peter’s message was, ‘Repent ye, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out;’ and our Lord’s own declaration was, ‘Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.’ He began his public ministry by crying, ‘Repent ye, and believe the gospel,’ which means just this, that if any man is living in sin, it is no use his praying, or pretending to believe, until he gives up that sin. If there is any passion that you are indulging, any lust that is your master, — if you are carrying on a wicked business, — if you are living in willful transgression of God’s law, Christ can save you from your sins, but even Christ cannot save you in your sins. If you will have your sin, you must be lost, so stands God’s decree. Christ must, by his grace, separate you from your sin, or else you will be separated from him forever.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1900), p. 246]