What Have I Done?

June 18th, 2018

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Jeremiah 8:4-12

My brother and I had been fighting, so my Dad brought us together in the kitchen. “Now say you’re sorry,” Dad directed.

“Sorry,” I mumbled through clenched teeth, staring down at the floor.

“Now, say it again: this time, like you mean it.” Usually, my second—or third—attempt was more successful. I needed practice, and a good model, for how to say I was sorry.

Unfortunately, we have lots of ways to avoid responsibility for our sins. We blame others. We find someone else behaving worse, making our offenses seem smaller. It is a lot of work to confess our mistakes, apologize, and seek to make things right.

But our first step toward the Lord is always a step of repentance. And it is a sign of growing maturity when we are quick to own our mistakes and sins, and quicker still to seek to make things right—with God and with others.

What sins need confessed in your life today? What would God have you do today, to make things right with Him, and with those affected by your sin?

Author: Caleb Reynolds


2 Responses to “What Have I Done?”

  1. Willa Says:

    June 18th, 2018 at 11:18 am

    This article made me ponder the sad fact of how a follower of Christ can become so complacent in their repentance that they come to the point of a seared conscience. They become so use to a habitual sin in their lives, that it is no longer considered a sin. I had a wonderful mentor early on in my life make the point of “keeping short accounts” with my Lord. I’m still so thankful for those wise words-to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit, and be quick to repent. Thanks so much for your podcast this morning–a good reminder! In Jesus’s Joy…

  2. Fred Carter Says:

    June 19th, 2018 at 10:08 am

    This devotion spoke to me. Thank you much.

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