Tag Archives: Repentance

Corporate Confession

When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the Lord. On that day they fasted and there they confessed, “We have sinned against the Lord.” 1 Samuel 7:6 (NIV) Over the past few weeks … Continue reading

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Confession is Good for the Soul

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 51 Create in me a clean heart, O God.     Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence,     and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51:10-11 (NLT) Songs are often best understood in … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Jeremiah 41

Ishmael’s reason for dumping the bodies into a cistern was to cover up the earlier murder of Gedaliah. Jeremiah 41:9a (MSG) In my study group, we’ve been utilizing an exercise called Morning Pages. It’s really simple. First thing, when you … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Jeremiah 8

Image via Wikipedia So why does this people go backward,    and just keep on going—backward! They stubbornly hold on to their illusions,    refuse to change direction. Jeremiah 8:5 (MSG) It takes little or no courage to continue living in the … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Luke 3

When crowds of people came out for baptism because it was the popular thing to do, John exploded: “Brood of snakes! What do you think you’re doing slithering down here to the river? Do you think a little water on … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 33

He put the Altar of God back in working order and restored worship, sacrificing Peace-Offerings and Thank-Offerings. 2 Chronicles 33:16 (MSG) We all make poor choices. By ignorance, foolishness, rebellion, or deception, every one of us has wandered off on ill-fated paths … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Isaiah 31

Repent, return, dear Israel, to the One you so cruelly abandoned. On the day you return, you'll throw away—at every last one of you—the no-gods your sinful hands made from metal and wood.  Isaiah 31:6-7 (MSG) Growing up, there was … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Isaiah 1

"Quit your worship charades. I can't stand your trivial religious games: Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings— meetings, meetings, meetings—I can't stand one more! Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them! You've worn me out! I'm sick of your religion, religion, … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Exodus 23

"Bring the choice first produce of the year to the house of your God." Exodus 23:19a (MSG) It's good for me to regularly contemplate who, or what, is getting the "choice first produce" of my life.  I think about my … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Exodus 14

When the king of Egypt was told that the people were gone, he and his servants changed their minds. They said, "What have we done, letting Israel, our slave labor, go free?" Exodus 14:5 (MSG) The origin of the word … Continue reading

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