Thursday, September 18, 2008

If any ingredient is left out

If any ingredient is left out

"Unless you repent, you will also perish." Luke 13:5

Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit, whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and outwardly reformed. Repentance is a spiritual medicine made up of six special ingredients:

1. Sight of sin

2. Sorrow for sin

3. Confession of sin

4. Shame for sin

5. Hatred for sin

6. Turning from sin

If any ingredient is left out, it loses its virtue.

"I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds." Acts 26:20

Thomas Watson - 1668

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The above ingredients apply to ALL sins; even the ones we are 'comfortable' in.

1 comment:

steve martin said...

Thank God that the Spirit works repentance in me. If it were left up to me I'd be a dead man!

Thanks Wayne!