I believe that part of our problem is that we do not want to change. Deep inside our hearts we are very please with the way we are. We have a very good assessment of who we turn out to be and a narrative of life that covers us alone the way. To make matters worst, many times Jesus is not even a part of that narrative, if that is the case then your heart is filled with pride.
What makes us proud is not necessarily the way we talk, the way we walk, the clothing we wear, the car we drive or the house we live in. What makes us proud is the idea that we do not need to change; therefore, what we are really communicating is that we do not need God.
Look at presidential candidate Donald Trump; he stated that he does not have a need for repentance; he just move on and try to make things better, he said. He added that if he does things right there is no need to repent of anything. That sounds good, however it is not Biblical.
The Bible tells us that we are all guilty, that we all sin and there is not even one that is good. But folks like Donald Trump feel like they are good people. The world is filled with people who think that way. It is extremely difficult to minister to people with this mindset. Which is the reason why today’s days, the Gospel is so rejected. That is the reason why in many churches they preach about many things, but never about the need for repentance. Preaching repentance is the worst sermon you can preach to prideful people.
The problem is that without repentance we can’t enter God’s Kingdom. God accept you the way you are, but you must repent for who you have been and you must receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord.
The Bible tells us that Repentance is a good thing; it is indeed God’s goodness that leads us into repentance (Romans 2:4). May the Lord help us to search our hearts today, to walk in humility and to receive the blessing of repentance.