LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE For Thursday, August 22, 2019 : TOPIC - GENUINE REPENTANCE

LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE For Thursday, August 22, 2019 : TOPIC - GENUINE REPENTANCE



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THE LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Thursday, August 22, 2019

TOPIC - GENUINE REPENTANCE

Read Luke 22:60-62

60. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
61. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
62. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.


MEMORISE: For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death (2 Corinthians 7:10)

EXPOSITION
John the Baptist came into the country of Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. When an individual is confronted with the reality of his sinful nature and the certainty of hell, if he is not a reprobate, he would mourn for his woes. The best way to mourn for one's sins is to confess and forsake them.
When Peter realised that he did not fulfil his promise not to ever deny Jesus Christ, the Bible says, '... he went out, and wept bitterly' (Matt. 26:75). This is what we call genuine repentance and it has its blessings. Proverbs 28:13-14 says, 'He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Happy is the man who is always reverent, but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity'. In Luke 18:11-14, the Pharisee went to the temple, only to begin to eulogise himself about all his good deeds. The Publican, on the other hand, smote his heart and mourned for his sins. Some of us have been so self-conceited for long that we have piled-up sins that are now standing on our ways of spiritual revival.
Beloved of the Lord, let us examine ourselves and see where we are falling short of God's grace for living holy. Let us repent genuinely and come back to our first love.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Father, I need a revival of holiness; please revive me again.
2. Lord, revive the people of this country to erode all forms of sinful tendencies from our society.
3. Lord, please give me the grace to practice genuine repentance greater than Peter's.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 62:2 - 66:18; Romans 13:5 - 14:12

Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE
Remain blessed!
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