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"so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes.” ()
Turning to God in Obedient Submission.
A Scheme of Satan is to persuade you that the work of repentance is easy work and that your sin isn’t really a big deal.
Suppose you do sin (Says Satan). It’s not difficult to return, confess, and be sorry, and beg God for pardon and cry out, “Lord have mercy upon me!”. By doing this, God will cut away the sin from the record and pardon you!
Here’s a remedy.
Seriously consider that repentance is a mighty work, a difficult work, a work that is above our power.
Look up . Can you change the color of your skin?
Can a animal change how he’s made?
What’s the understanding of the power of your sin in your life? Can you stop it or change it?
Look up and . What is “repentance”?
You can’t make the world. You can’t raise the dead. You can’t turn the heart of a sinner by breaking them.
You are as able to turn your heart from sin as you would be to turn a rock into flesh.
As people are duped into buying a counterfeit jewel, so many are in hell by mistaken repentance. Many rest in “their” repentance and are actually dwelling in the shadow of repentance.
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2. Solemnly consider the nature of true repentance.
2. Solemnly consider the nature of true repentance.
[1.] The actual act of repentance is a ‘changing’. Look up . What does He say that God did? What was the result of God’s work?
[2.] The terms of this change from which your heart and life must be changed are, “from sin to God”.
How does Paul describe it in ?
List for me three things that God has opened your “eyes” from, so that you can “turn”?
Look up . What are you two things are you supposed to abandon?
Who are you to “return” to? With the sweet rewards of God’s compassion and forgiveness list two ways that you have returned to the Lord?
So, God’s call is to repent, and turn from your transgressions; so sin shall not be your ruin.
Herod turned from many, but turned not from his Herodias (), which was his ruin.
Judas turned from all visible wickedness, yet he would not cast out that golden devil covetousness, and therefore was cast into the hottest place in hell. He that turns not from every sin, turns not aright from any one sin. Every sin strikes at the honour of God, the being of God, the glory of God, the heart of Christ, the joy of the Spirit, and the peace of a man’s conscience; and therefore a soul truly penitent strikes at all, hates all, conflicts with all, and will labour to draw strength from a crucified Christ to crucify all. A true penitent knows neither father nor mother, neither right eye nor right hand, but will pluck out the one and cut off the other. Saul spared but one Agag, and that cost him his soul and his kingdom
Judas turned from all visible wickedness, yet he would not cast out that golden devil covetousness, and therefore was cast into the hottest place in hell.
Who ever does not turn from every sin, doesn’t really turn from any one sin. Every sin strikes at:
The honor of God
The being of God
The glory of God
The heart of Christ
The joy of the Spirit, and
The peace of a person’s conscience
Therefore a soul that is truly repentant strikes at all known sin, hates all known sin, conflicts with all known sin, and will labor to draw strength from a crucified Christ to crucify all his sin.
A true repentant person knows neither right eye nor right hand, but will pluck out the one and cut off the other (Matt. 5:27-30).
Saul spared but one Agag, and that cost him his soul and his kingdom.
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What did the Lord of Armies command in v3? What does Saul do in v8? What’s God’s response in v10-11 and why?
Read v22. If you plug in your sacrifices of: Bible study with the guys, avoiding places (like basketball games), working hard at work, attending church when the doors are open verses “obedience” to Scripture, which is “better”?
To disobey God is like what? (v23)
What did disobedience cost Saul and why? (v23b)
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