Week 22 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Mark 1:4And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
Baptism has too often been divorced from the idea of repentance in the modern church. Too often t has become a social event and the spiritual imperative underlying the act has been relegated to an afterthought. The texts here alluded to herald the inauguration of Jesus’ earthly ministry, but often overlooked is the idea of many people coming out to the wilderness to experience the blessing of baptism brough on by repentance and forgiveness of sins.
Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
Ask yourself. Is my heart so calloused, is my spirit so dead, that I see no need for repentance?
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy grace Lord like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart Lord take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above © 2004 G3 Worship Music, Ltd. Robert Elkins | Robert Robinson