Fear of God Devotional: The False Repentance of Jeroboam

What is an example of false repentance?

Paul Thompson explains in this video that we see instances of false repentance in Scripture. Jeroboam was king and God sent a man to call him out of the ungodly things that he has done.

The man of God comes and warns Jeroboam and Jeroboam immediately attempts to have him thrown out and he stretches out his harm. While he is pointing at the man of God, God strikes his arm. While Jeroboam cries out for God to restore his arm, it is clear that Jeroboam never did repent for his sin.

Jeremiah 17:9 (NKJV) – “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?”