There’s no such thing as partial repentance


Is there something in your life for which you know you should turn? Maybe you have made a few changes to ease your conscience but you know God desires more of you. Consider the events of Joseph’s brothers during the famine in Egypt and let the HS speak to you.

Gen. 42:3, 6-9a, 18-20 “And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt. And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them...And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God: If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses: But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.” LESSON - People often wonder when reading this passage of scripture why Joseph spoke to his brothers the way he did. Gen. 37:9 says “And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.” It was clear that this prophecy had not been fulfilled, nor would it be until Benjamin bowed before him as well. He knew that complete repentance was necessary in order for these events to take place, so he placed events in motion which would eventually lead to the repentance of his family AND salvation of an entire nation. Consider areas of your life which need repentance. Be mindful that there’s no such thing as partial repentance.

-Mike

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