The Kindness of God Leads Us to Repentance (part two)
(Genesis 43-44; Romans 2:4)
Romans 2:4, “Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” (NASB)
I. God’s grace leads us to repentance by showing us the enormity of His love.
A. “Twas grace that taught my heart to fear.”
B. “And grace my fears relieved.”
II. God’s grace leads us to repentance by showing us the enormity of our sin.
Additional Scripture references: Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 6:14; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Psalm 130:3-4; Titus 2:11-14; Psalm 51:6; Isaiah 6:5; Luke 15:17; Isaiah 1:18.
1. Respond to any ways God is stirring your conscience.
2. Respond to God’s grace through repentance and obedience to His Word.
3. Read the story of Joseph in Genesis 37, 39-45.
In the book Great Lives: Joseph, Charles Swindoll presents a fresh look at one of the most intriguing characters in the Old Testament and focuses on the virtue of forgiveness in the face of deceit and betrayal.