Do YOU need the gift of repentance? (We all do!)

2 Timothy 2:25–26, Grant them repentance.This verse indicates that sinful humans can’t even repent of sin properly on their own strength. Repentance is a gift that YHVH grants to those who have a heart for it—that they will come to their senses and turn from falling prey to the snares of the devil that have bound them in sin. Moreover, verse 25 indicates that YHVH may or may not grant people this gift. 

Elsewhere we read that YHVH is not willing that anyone should perish, but desires that all men everywhere come to repentance (Acts 17:30; 2 Pet 3:9). From these scriptures, we may conclude that whether YHVH grants the gift of repentance or not depends on whether a person is sick enough of his sin to cry out to YHVH for help in desperation for deliverance. 

This gift of repentance can occur at the beginning of one’s spiritual walk as they are coming to faith, or later down the road when one is repenting of reoccurring sin that, in their own strength, they feel powerless to overcome. 

This gift comes as a result of trusting YHVH completely and not relying on one’s own strength to overcome sin. Faith in Elohim and humility on the part of the sinner is the key that unlocks access to the gift of repentance.


4 thoughts on “Do YOU need the gift of repentance? (We all do!)

  1. Shalom Natan
    I really love this right from the picture down. I had a huge repentance at the start of my walk & so much mercy & transformation as a gift.
    Now ABBA is asking & rightly requiring of me the stubborn reoccurring lack of guarding my heart sins to be repented of & boy does that produce anguish for our weakness & crying out for strength. Our King engages us in humility throughout our walk with Him so He may lift us up & be praised.
    Blessings to All.
    Praise the Creator of All.
    Shalom FJ

    • I used the word insure purposely in the following dictionary definition sense: (insure someone against) secure or protect someone against (a possible contingency): by appeasing Celia they might insure themselves against further misfortune such changes could insure against further violence and unrest. Ensure would also be an appropriate word to use here.

      • Thanks Nathan there is a difference in the general usage here & I have learnt something too.
        Language is marvellous.
        Many blessings.
        Praise our King.

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