By Warren W. Wiersbe
Our God longs to revive that that's damaged. Fractured relationships. Hurting households. Divided church buildings. No state of affairs is past His grace. And so much brilliant of all? He chooses to take advantage of damaged humans to heal damaged occasions. The e-book of two Samuel is a impressive testimony to this fact.
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But God’s willingness to forgive is conditional. Before a sinner can be restored, he or she must first confess. The apostle John says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NIV). Notice the condition to God’s willingness to forgive: “If we confess …” It’s not enough to be sorry for my sin; I must confess it to God, agreeing with Him that what I have done is wrong. And an essential part of confession is having the right understanding of sin.
David asks for his sins to be blotted out, to be erased from God’s record book. He asks to be washed, like having dirt washed out of clothing. He asks for a complete cleansing. Not only does he know he needs this complete cleansing, but he also wants it. He longs for it with all his heart. Our confession of our sin must be motivated by a desire to be cleansed from all defilement, from anything that is displeasing to the Lord. Third, David takes full responsibility for his sin. Look at what he says: “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Wuest, © 1961 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. Italics in Scripture have been added by the author for emphasis. LCCN 2010930522 ISBN 978-1-4347-0049-0 eISBN 978-0-7814-0514-0 � 2002 Warren W. Wiersbe First edition of Be Restored published by Victor Books® in 2002 © Warren W. Wiersbe, ISBN 1-56476-789-2 The Team: Karen Lee-Thorp, Amy Kiechlin, Sarah Schultz, Jack Campbell, and Karen Athen Series Cover Design: John Hamilton Design Cover Photo: iStockphoto Second Edition 2010 Contents The Big Idea: An Introduction to Be Restored by Ken Baugh A Word from the Author 1.
Be Restored. Trusting God to See Us Through by Warren W. Wiersbe