Day 176. E & M Corner. Lessons on Repentance
“I have surely heard Ephraim’s moaning: ‘You disciplined me like an unruly calf, and I have been disciplined. Restore me and I will return, because you are the LORD my God.
After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.” Jeremiah 31:18-19.
The whole chapter of Jeremiah 31 has a lot of teachings. The verses for today’s lessons are showing us how sin can draw us away from God, and thereby cripple our ability to perform well in life.
The word of God is also showing us that the nation in question admitted their wrongdoing, and accepted God’s discipline and therefore repented.
When we stray from God and go on our own way, let us, like Ephraim, admit our short comings and truly turn to God who is able to make us new creatures. Remain blessed as we continue…
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