Come, sit awhile.

Taking a break. My behavior is becoming similar to my memories of seeing old folk sitting on a park bench feeding God’s creatures. Come, sit with me and we will talk about things that matter, like sin and repentance. Here is a good starting place, “I have not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners.” (Luke 5:32 NASB) Aren’t you glad He called.

Apostle Paul said, It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost.” (1 Timothy 1:15 NASB) Saul was a religious zealot expressing Satan’s wrath against Christ’s body, the church. That’s as bad as it gets, yet God forgave him “as a demonstration” of His perfect patience. (vs.16) He really does not want any to perish.

His patience becomes self-evident as we age in the Lord. I have never once been turned away when wanting to stay. My confession is that I am God fearing, desiring to do His will and familiar with failure and repentance. “We know that God does not listen to sinners; but if someone is God-fearing and does His will, He listens to him.” (John 9:31 NASB)

Another confession before you walk away. “The Lord is my shepherd; I will not be in need. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For the sake of His name.” (Psalm 23:1-3 NASB)