Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“The Peril of False Repentance”
Text: Exodus 8:28
“But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also; neither would he let the people go.”
“The Peril of False Repentance,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. To understand false repentance we need to know what True Repentance is.
True Repentance comes from a genuine sorrow for our sin and hatred of sin, that makes us turn away from sin to God for forgiveness. True Repentance is then followed by the demonstration of a changed behavior and lifestyle of obedience.
Paul speaks to the Corinthian church about this:
“Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.
For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.”(2Corin.7:9-10).
Pharaoh was like many people who practice False Repentance today.
He was sorry for the “consequences” of sin, the plagues and discomfort he suffered; but he still liked sin, and continued to practice sin once the “consequences” of discomfort went away.
The Peril of False Repentance is that it “gradually hardens the heart,” making it easier to keep practicing sin; and eventually leads to death.
This is what’s happening to Pharoah; as the plagues continue to be more and more severe he chooses to harden his heart against God.
Unfortunately, too many believers today are stuck in this cycle of false repentance because they have not learned to hate sin.
“You who love the Lord, hate evil! he preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.” (Psa.97:10)
The Faithful Warrior hates sin because sin separates them from fellowship with their Commander and King. Our rules of engagement for sin are clear: destroy upon contact with confession and True Repentance! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy