Friday 6 August

Repentance

Read Daniel 4.24-27

“Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to accept my advice: renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed ..’” (Dan.4.27)

Pastoral application of God’s message always involves explaining what practical steps should be taken by way of appropriate response to the Word of God: how the king’s repentance and faith should find expression is spelled out for him here.

Are there things in your life today of which you need to repent?

And how will you for your part most appropriately give expression to that ‘repentance’?

Prayer: Cleanse me, O Lord, from patterns of sinful conduct and expressions of sinful attitudes which have become ingrained: teach me how repentance may best be shown.