The Anatomy of Repentance
|Jonah 3 (NKJV™)|
|5||So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them.|
|6||Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes.|
|7||And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water.|
|8||But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands.|
|9||Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?|
|10||Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.|
New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.
Repentance is one of those words that conjure up medieval images. But though there is certainly a serious side to it, the outcome of repentance is anything but somber. Let's see what real repentance looks like when it pervades an entire culture.
Did you ever feel like you have gone too far or that God could never forgive you? This eight message series on Jonah is a refreshing reminder of the relentless love and grace that God showers upon His children, even when they don't go His way.
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