The Blessing of Repentance - Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (February-09-2020)

Sunday, 09 February 2020 09:10

Charles Stanley (February-09-2020) Daily Devotion: The Blessing of Repentance.

It may seem odd to think of repentance as a blessing, because it’s not something anyone looks forward to. But repentance isn’t supposed to feel good. In fact, if it does, you’re probably doing it wrong.

Repentance is a blessing because it allows us to grasp the depth and love of God. And it’s an essential part of our life as Christians because Jesus calls us to it—and He is faithful and just to forgive us when we confess our sins (1 John 1:9). In repenting, confessing, and humbling ourselves before God, we are not merely turning away from our wrongs. We are embracing the Father’s love. 

Think About It 
• Repentance frequently leads to some outward behavior, but the Lord wants us to experience a change in the direction of our heart as well. Think about your own experience with confession and repentance—have you felt more aware of or closer to the Father’s love?

• John the Baptist calls for followers of God to “bear fruits in keeping with repentance” (Luke 3:8). What do you think it means for our actions to be the fruit of repentance?

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Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Charles Frazier Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, just nine months bef ...