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14th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Gift of Repentance

14th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Gift of Repentance

14th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Gift of Repentance

14th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Gift of Repentance

Read On this page today Our Daily Bread Devotional 14th May 2022 By Pastor Kenneth Copeland Brought to you by Impacttunes

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TOPIC: The Gift of Repentance

TEXT: Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate.  Joel 2:13

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Joel 2:12–14

MESSAGE FOR THE DAY: 14th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Gift of Repentance

“No! I didn’t do it!” Jane heard her teenage son’s denial with a sinking heart, for she knew he wasn’t telling the truth. She breathed a prayer asking God for help before asking Simon again what happened. He continued to deny he was lying, until finally she threw her hands up in exasperation. Saying she needed a time out, she began to walk away when she felt a hand on her shoulder and heard his apology. He responded to the convicting of the Holy Spirit, and repented.

14th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional

In the Old Testament book of Joel, God called His people to true repentance for their sins as He welcomed them to return to Him wholeheartedly (2:12). God didn’t seek outward acts of remorse, but rather that they would soften their hard attitudes: “Rend your heart and not your garments.” Joel reminded the Israelites that God is “gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love” (v. 13).

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14th May 2022 | ODB | Our Daily Bread Devotional — The Gift of Repentance

We might find confessing our wrongdoing difficult, for in our pride we don’t want to admit our sins. Perhaps we’ve fudged the truth, and we justify our actions by saying it was only “a little white lie.” But when we heed God’s gentle yet firm prompting to repent, He’ll forgive us and cleanse us from all our sins (1 John 1:9). We can be free of guilt and shame, knowing we’re forgiven.

Reflect & Pray

What aspect of God do you look forward to as you walk with Him today? What can you do to gently lead others to His love?

Loving God, there’s no one like You! Help me embrace the opportunity to walk with You and discover the blessings You alone provide.

THE SALVATION PRAYER

Thank you for reading Devotional Here Today On Impacttunes. If you have not done so already, please give your life to the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Say the following prayer

Dear Father,
In the name of Jesus, I come to you. I accept that I am not in tune with You and that I desire to be. Please forgive me for all of my sins. According to the Bible, if I confess with my lips, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, I will be saved.

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