Tuesday

He "Apologized" for His Affair

genuine repentance, Bible, James 4:8-10, godly sorrow over sin
Free Digital Photos Nuttakit
Her husband apologized when she  found out he'd had an affair. 

But over the next few days, as she struggled to forgive him, he became annoyed. "You need to forgive me and move on," he told her. 

It's no surprise that several years later, he had another affair.

James 4:8-10 says: "Wash your hands, you sinners...Grieve, mourn and wail...Humble yourselves."


Saying "sorry" is easy, but genuine repentance involves sorrow, the realization that we don't deserve forgiveness, and a deliberate effort to turn from the sin. If we're truly repentant, we'll have a patient attitude toward the one we've hurt and be grateful when they forgive us.

Insincere repentance is the cause of many relational problems. 

Take some time today to ask God if you have been insincere in this area...He'll gladly help you correct the problem!
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

For other insights on sin, read "Does God Really View All Sins the Same?"  I wrote this devotion after finding out a rapist had been attending our evening Bible Study.

Please sign up below to have Bible Love Notes 1-Minute devotions delivered to your email box each weekday. It's free! Be sure to validate the Feedburner email sent to your email when you subscribe.
For free email delivery enter your email address:


FeedBurner

2 comments:

  1. Gail...Yes, true repentance should bring about a heart change. Thank you for sharing this at WJIM.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, Gail. So true. Thanks for sharing the true definition of repentance...

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
All Scripture references NIV unless otherwise noted.