Do we turn away and not repent?
"They have spoken what is not right;
No man repented of his wickedness,
Saying, 'What have I done?'
Everyone turned to his course,
Like a horse charging into the battle."
Have thought deep and wide about conviction.
What does it mean to repent of our wicked ways?
Crabb talks about 3 tracks we are on in life.
The first two tracks are a call to repent.
1. The Managed Life - I will make my life work. God ought to help me get the life I want. I'll use God to get blessings to feel better about myself.
2. The Wounded Life - My life isn't what I thought it would be. It is a mess. Certainly God will help me feel better; that is His job. I'll use God to feel better about me.
3. The Forming Life - God is forming the life of Christ in me every given moment. My highest calling is to reflect something of His Love for me in every situation, whether those situations are good or painful. The bridge to genuine joy is learning to love all those difficult hard-to-love people in our lives.
Galatians 4:19 - May Christ be formed in each one of us.
PRAYER FROM PSALMS:
Just as David prayed that God would forgive him of his sins and help him, we are confident this day of prayer that changes us, O God! Help us all in our afflictions. Psalm 6:16