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14th March 2024

The Real Problem

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin,

and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.


Romans 5:12

God welcomes anyone—absolutely anyone—who sincerely turns to Him in repentance and faith. The Bible says, “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

But the Bible also warns us not to presume upon God’s patience, or assume we can take advantage of it after a lifetime of deliberately turning our backs on Him. In the Old Testament, God’s people refused to renounce their sinful ways, in spite of repeated warnings from the prophets — and eventually they were conquered and enslaved. The Bible warns, “If they did not escape when they refused Him… how much less will we, if we turn away?” (Hebrews 12:25).

The real problem, is not with God but with us. For one thing, the more we sin, the more calloused and hardened our hearts become — and the less likely we are to hear His voice calling us. In addition, we never know when our lives will end; death may overtake us before we have an opportunity to repent and open our hearts to Christ.

A man once asked me, when I thought was the best time to seek the Lord and repent. I told him “Now, today, right now.” In Hosea 10:12, the Bible says: “It is time to seek the Lord.”

Bible Reading

Hosea 10:12-13.


Help me Father God, to help those who are seeking You. In Jesus name, I ask. Amen.



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