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He Found No Place for Repentance

July 1, 2015

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He Found  No Place  for Repentance

Being sorry  for the evils  we have committed  can be an elusive thing.     A long time ago,  there might have been sins  we’ve been sorry for   —  but as time marched on,  we became more defensive  of our actions,  and soon we are staunchly defending our every action.     We just cannot find it  within ourselves  to think  we were really  all that wrong.

That’s where Esau found himself.     On the spur of the moment,  after a hunting venture,  he was hungry  and sold his birthright  to his twin brother,  Jacob,  who had made some stew.     His sin  was the despising  of his birthright  as the older twin.     As the eldest,  it was his right  to receive  the best blessing  and best inheritance  from his father  —  but he despised that right  and sold it  for a bowl  of stew.     ( Genesis, chapters 25-27 )

Then,  when Jacob received the birthright blessing,  Esau cried bitterly  for a blessing,  but was denied.     So,  Hebrews 12:15-17 records,

See to it…….   that there be no immoral  or godless person  like Esau,  who sold his own birthright  for a single meal.     For you know  that even afterwards,  when he desired  to inherit  the blessing,  he was rejected,  for he found no place  for repentance,  though  he sought for it  with tears.

Despising God’s promises  for many years  led to a hardened heart  that had  “no place  for repentance”.     Esau’s “tears” were crocodile  “tears”  —  his repentance  was not real.     He just wanted  the better blessing  —  no matter what.     He could not  make himself  have a good heart.

So,  we all need  to pay attention  to Hebrews 3:13,

But encourage  one another  day after day,  as long  as it is still called  “Today,”  so that none  of you  will be hardened  by the deceitfulness  of sin.

Every sort of sin  can lead us  into hardened hearts.     With love  we  “encourage  one another  day after day”   to keep ourselves  in the love  of God.     Then together,  we will say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your promises  in the Bible  are our greatest desire.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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