Memory Text: “ ‘But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul’ “ (Deuteronomy 4:29, NKJV).
Mankind is corrupt and this is why repentance should be a central part of our Christian existence because God is always willing to forgive us of all our trespasses.
What is the reality of free will as we see in Deuteronomy 5:22-29?
The free will to choose what we want cannot be denied us else it will no longer be free will, even God allows us to fear Him by choice.
What was God’s promise for the Israelites even in their sin?
God has the knowledge of the end and the beginning, however, this knowledge has no bearing in the freedom of those choices. God told the Children of Israel of how they will be in the promised land and the punishments that will befall them after they have chosen wrongly. However, God’s promise to them reads, “But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul”.
How does Deuteronomy 30:1-10 reflect the reality of how central true repentance is to us as Believers who at times violate the covenant we have made with God?
We as Believers sometimes violate the covenant we have with God because we are fallen beings. However, Deuteronomy talks about repentance and what it does. If we return back to God (repent), He is willing to forgive us, accept us back as His own and bless us.
What is another significant reason why we should return back to God in repentance?
Repentance is an act that brings about God’s blessings and it is very possible for us to fall again however as part of the blessings God has promised to those that will return to him, He will circumcise their hearts that they may love the LORD their God with all their heart and with all their soul, that they may live.
What is the principle behind true repentance?
When we repent of our sins, there is remission for our sins, and we are brought back on good terms with God, God’s blessings cannot really come to us if we are still in our sins, we need repentance and that is why Jesus’ ministry was on repentance, John the Baptist’s, and Peter too.
The central theme for this week’s study is on repentance, we are Sinners and we are prone to sin however, whenever we turn to God in repentance, He will forgive us. The act of repenting does not make us right before God because we are Sinners. However, His grace is sufficient for us all. I pray that we seek God with all our heart and soul that we may find Him and He may turn away the punishment that follows disobedience and grant us the blessings and favors that come with being right with God in Jesus’ name.