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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, September 23


Acts 17: 30


In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

This reminds me a little bit of being in school. At first, the algebra problems are simple and then as time goes on they begin to require more and more concepts to be applied. You need to remember the older concepts to use along with the new to solve the problem. God forgives us for our past, for our simple-minded omissions we may have made before fully committing to Him. But now we know the Truth, and we must use this knowledge of God to live our lives in the best possibly way. We aren’t blamed for what we do not know, but we have been blessed with new understanding of God’s purpose. I must live accordingly.

Holy One, you have always been the very best teacher. You have given us new tools to face life and to be our very best. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Sep 23, 2021

Acts 17:30 Reading the entire chapter helped to fully understand this one verse Paul explained how God is the creator of all things and He placed people in the countries where they would live and He determined the time in history when they would be alive. Everything God does is so men will seek Him and reach out to Him because He is not far from anyone. Paul explained how God had overlooked their idol worship and didn’t punish them for their sin. But now God is commanding that people everywhere repent because one day Jesus, the Savior who was raised from the dead will judge the sins of the wicked and punish them on the day of judgment. The…

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David
David
Sep 23, 2021

Acts 17:30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.


I have often thought about the people who lived before Christ. How were they saved? Were they forgiven regardless of their sins? Barbara’s writing today helped me to understand it better. God tried, through the prophets, to show them how to account for their sins, but in general it failed, so He sent his son.


Dear Lord you give us infinite chances to do the right thing and we keep failing, but through Jesus’ example we know what to do. Amen.

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Barbara
Barbara
Sep 23, 2021

Acts 17: 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.


I feel that in the beginning God overlooked some of the human ignorance of the people of that time. He was hoping that his message would get through and the people would repent. When this did not happen, they were punished. In His grace we have learned the wonderful truth of Christ death and resurrection. Jesus died on Calvary’s cross so that we might live with Him forever.


Dearest Lord, what a wonderful and long-suffering God you are. You loved us so very much that you sent your Son to us so that we could be freed from our sins. Y…


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Tom
Tom
Sep 23, 2021

Acts 17: 30

We cannot unsee what we have seen. Likewise, once the Holy Spirit has imparted the truth of the gospel in our hearts, we are held accountable to recognize our sin and seek forgiveness. Repentance is not an absence of sin, but a renouncing of sin, turning our back on its false promises. In repentance is freedom. When one consistently yields to temptation, Satan destroys one’s ability to choose. In sin is bondage.


Prayer - God of forgiveness, I wish to obey Your command to repent. I want to turn my back on temptation and remain obedient to Your precepts. When I fail, Lord, I trust in Your promise to forgive those believe. Amen


TAA

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