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Forty Days of Forgiveness (Day 1 – 5)

Day One: “They refuse to listen, and did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had preformed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt But you are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate; And You did not forsake them

Often we turn away from the grace of God and want to return to the ways of slavery to sin. So many times, we in our weakness, want to return to old habits. Let us use this time of year, the forty days before we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the grave to examine ourselves to see what weakness of faith and obedience to the service of God we can purge ourselves of.

As Our God is a redemptive God, eager to forgive and wanting to ever welcome us, we are assured that when ever we stray from His way He will welcome us back. As we are seeking the easy way or the life that we left behind, He is wanting us to stay on the righteousness path of Salvation. Let us concentrate on the wondrous deeds that Christ has preformed in our lives and choose not to be lead back into the ways of the World. Let us focus on the Way of Christ and the Road of Redemption.

O God, be merciful upon me, a sinner, and waken in me the remembrance of Your Everlasting Kindness. Show me the errors of my walk and quicken my soul into your righteousness. Grant me your peace and comfort me. Confound the ways of the world that I will not stray into them. In all things, I give You praise and Glory, amen.


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17 They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them. (ESV)


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18 ‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’ (ESV)


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16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. (ESV)


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32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined [1] so that we may not be condemned along with the world. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 11:32 Or when we are judged we are being disciplined by the Lord


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through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, (ESV)

Quote from C.H. Spurgeon on Prayer

Are you willing to take it as God pleases to sent it, and to say, “Lord, if spiritual growth implies trial, if it signifies a long sickness of body, if it means deep depression of soul, if it entails the loss of property, if it involves the taking away of my dearest friends, yet I make no reserve, but include in the prayer all that is needful to the good end. When I say sanctify me wholly, spirit, soul and body, I leave the process to thy discretion.”

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