Fear of God Devotional: What Keeps Us From Repenting?

What keeps us from repentance?

Gary Powers explains in this video that our flesh hates Christ and attempts to detract from Christ and His Glory. The world hates Him. The devil hates Him. Accordingly, we as sinful beings must repent of our sin and turn from it. We must humble ourselves and pray and seek after God.

We must put to death the sin that entangles us. John Owen exhorted his readers in the Mortification of Sin in Believers that they ought to “Be killing sin or it will be killing you.” We cannot take sin lightly. Are there areas in your life where you have compromised with sin and have not repented of it?

Ezekiel 18:21-23 (NKJV) – “But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says the Lord God, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live?”