Not Guilty?

DAY 7: A simple truth touched me in our reading today. “Yet in spite of all this you say, ‘I am innocent; he (God) is not angry with me.’ But I will pass judgement on you because you say, ‘I have not sinned'” (Jer 2:35).

Why is it so difficult for us to admit wrong? Why are we quick to be defensive, especially when challenged or accused?

In relationships, we know very well that saying “I am sorry” can quiet almost any storm. But saying it—sincerely—can be so difficult. Even before God, we tend to ask for forgiveness with empty words but not genuine repentance.

Elsewhere the prophet Jeremiah states the same accusation in an interesting way: “They do not even know how to blush” (Jer 6:15).

Would God accuse me of being self-righteous? Am I able to blush? <:)

~ Diane

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About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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