Sunday, September 13, 2009
God will relent if the Church will repent
12 “ Now, therefore,” says the LORD, “ Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” 13 So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. 14 Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him—(Joel 2:12-14)
The Lord longs to bless His covenant-keeping people. If there is true, heart-meant repentance from sin, then God will relent from the destruction that He had planned for wilful, serial sinners. Church leaders, call your people to repentance while we still have time.