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two things Jesus never did

There is a great deal of talk among church people about living as Jesus lived and doing what Jesus did (i.e. WWJD). I'm all for it. After all, 1 John 2:6 says, "whoever says he abides in (Jesus) ought to walk in the same way in which he walked." Jesus did much that is worthy of imitation. But there are two things that Jesus never did: 1) sin, and 2) repent.

Jesus never sinned, and therefore Jesus never repented.

In contrast, we sin every day in a variety of ways--our thoughts, attitudes, feelings, desires, or actions. But do we repent every day? Let me rephrase it: do you repent every day? Do you daily come before God and agree with him that you have sinned and need forgiveness? Do you trust daily in his death and resurrection to accomplish the forgiveness you need? This is something that I'm reminding myself of frequently, and I hope you'll do the same.

One person that has helped me greatly in understanding the nature of repentance is Tim Keller. Here's one of his articles that might help you too: All of Life is Repentance.

Until we stop sinning, we must never stop repenting.

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  1. Blogger kludge | 8/09/2006 11:34 AM |  

    Good Thought.

    We need to bring our sins to Christ and confess not just before you get the tray in communion service. Additionaly daily repentance reminds us of our daily sins, and all conversations with God will strenghen our walk.

  2. Blogger kludge | 8/09/2006 11:40 AM |  

    Good Thought.

    We need to bring our sins to Christ and confess not just before you get the tray in communion service. Additionaly daily repentance reminds us of our daily sins, and all conversations with God will strenghen our walk.

  3. Blogger Brian | 8/09/2006 12:31 PM |  

    Good thought that we all need to examine our lives with. We try to live up to Jesus' moral teaching and too often we use that as a barometer of how we are doing in our walk with God, all the while forgetting repentance of our sinful hearts.

    btw...GREAT article by Tim Keller!

  4. Blogger Brian | 8/09/2006 12:33 PM |  

    Good thought that we all need to examine our lives with. We try to live up to Jesus' moral teaching, and too often use that as a barometer of how we are doing in our walk with God; all the while forgetting to repent of our sinful hearts.

    btw...GREAT article by Tim Keller.