FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2020
TEXT: ACTS 2:29-38
MEMORY VERSE: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (ACTS 2:38).
Benjamin Keach stated: “Sin is a vast debt, considering what wrong it had done to God. It is a crossing of His will, a violation of His sovereignty and dominion, a defacing of His image, resisting of His Spirit, abuse of His patience, a slighting of all His love, mercy and goodness. Sin is a great debt, because all men, yea all saints of the earth nor angels of heaven can pay its debt. Sin is a vast debt because it exposes the sinner to eternal wrath and vengeance”. The solution? Penitence!
Penitence is the feeling of regret or sorrow for sin or wrongdoing. The gathered sinners on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem felt guilty and were penitent after hearing Peter’s message. “What shall we do?” was their cry. The answer also came from Peter as our Bible text states: “Repent”.
Yes, there is good news for all! Jesus has paid the debt for our sins. Acknowledge and confess your sins now in penitence and He will receive you, make you holy, and empower you to live a victorious fruitful life.
QUOTE: Jesus paid the debt for your sins.
CHALLENGE: Repent of your sins today and live for Christ.
PRAYER: Oh God, forgive me my sins in Jesus’ name.