A Secret to Guilt-Free Life
TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Ezekiel 18:27-28 “Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. “Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
It’s a story about getting lost. Did you have a particular experience when you traveled to somewhere unfamiliar, you spent an hour or so there, enjoy your short vacation, and then decided to go back home? At a certain point, you took the wrong turn. You should head left but you found out that you were heading the opposite direction or vice versa. You felt unfamiliar with your surroundings and when it hit you, you realized: you were lost. The only sensible things to do were: turn your vehicle back, retracing your route, and then pray to God. Pray for His guidance and hope that you would find your way back home before dark.
We should notice this. Sometimes we took a wrong turn in our lives. If we didn’t turn back as soon as possible, it will only lead us further away from our goals. Repent your sins right now, and it’ll be okay afterward. But we should understand this: repentance is a lifelong process. As long as we have breath in our lungs, it is still possible for us to do something terrible. Our sins and transgressions will make us prisoners of our mind and spirit. To be free we must re-tracing our paths and then take the right turn. True repentance is not regretting sins, it is where we swear not to do that again.
To understand the true nature of true repentance we must apply it in our daily lives as well. The true nature of repentance is when Ezekiel says:
“Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.
After you understand this, He will grant you independence and freedom, independence from guilt, and freedom from anxieties.
If we truly want to BE FREE FROM GUILT, we must repent WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
1. Did you feel guilty for your misbehaviors you’ve ever done before?
2. How did you manage to resolve your guilt?
3. What will you do to apply this rhema in your life?
“Jesus, I am grateful for Your salvation. I feel blessed by Your kindness and benevolence. Forgive me if I unknowingly still hurt Your heart and disappoint You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
1 Samuel 22-24