“Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” Romans 2:4
“Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” Acts 5:31
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32
“For goodly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” II Corinthians 7:10
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:19
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent.” Acts 17:30
“Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” Psalms 34:14
“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Luke 15:7, 10
“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?” Ezekiel 18:23
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1: 18
We have everything to gain and nothing to lose in surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ. He wants to give us so much more than what this world has to offer. Drawing close to Him and allowing Him to slowly change us for the better is a fantastic blessing. Becoming more and more like Jesus is what we desire.
Eternal life is the beautiful gift that He wants to give us. Take time right this minute, friend, and ask Jesus into your life, and ask Him to forgive all your sins and to help you to be ready for His soon coming. Nothing would give Him more pleasure than having you next to Him walking and talking in the World Made New. Throughout all eternity He will take the time to listen to you because you and He will be close friends.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” II chronicles 7:14
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7
“Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” Ezekiel 33:11
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13
We all have said things and done things that have made our Lord unhappy. He loves us and is willing to forgive us if we confess our wrongs and ask Him to forgive us. Go to Jesus in prayer, friend, and ask Him to forgive all your sins and to help you to be ready for His soon coming. The joy of being with Jesus forever will be incredible.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
“Have mercy upon me, Oh God, according to thy loving kindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight; that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, Oh God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, Oh God, thou God of my salvation; and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.” Psalm 51:1-14