The Kindness of God, Part One

The Kindness of God Leads Us to Repentance (part one)
(Genesis 42; Romans 2:4)

I. God uses difficulty to stir our consciences. (Genesis 42:1-2)
II. God uses parallel situations to stir our consciences. (Genesis 42:14-17, 21; Galatians 6:7)
III. God gives us time to think about the past to stir our consciences. (Genesis 42:17; Psalm 51:7-11)
IV. God uses grace to lead us to repentance.
1. God demonstrates His grace toward us when we are not treated as harshly as we deserve. (Psalm 103:1, 10)
2. God demonstrates His grace toward us when he makes us into what we claim to be. (Genesis 42:11)
3. God demonstrates His grace toward us through loving discipline. (Proverbs 3:12)
4. God demonstrates His grace toward us through kindness. (Genesis 41:25; Romans 2:4)
5. God demonstrated his grace toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

Application:
1. Respond to any ways God is stirring your conscience.
2. Respond to God’s demonstrations of grace through repentance and obedience to His Word.

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