When some people stray from the Truth of God’s Word, they become discouraged, thinking that they won’t be received back by the Lord. However, this is NOT true! “The Lord, in His infinite Mercy, has granted us a way of escape” by which we might escape the guilt of backsliding. We are given a second chance. In fact, every new day is a second chance. USE IT WELL!
Some people need to be left until they are in the ‘sin pool’ where they will finally realize for themselves that they need the Lord. If they weren’t allowed to go into the sin pool, then they may not have come to their senses completely!
A friend of mine, in the first sermon that he ever preached, said that “…before we can truly change, we first need to hit rock bottom—we need to end up finding Christ the solid Rock!” The Rock of our Salvation! Today’s verse is taken from Luke 15:17 where the younger son finally came to his senses…
17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.
There is always a second chance, as long as there is life! Jesus is our Life!