And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And they went out, and preached that men should repent. (Mark 6:10-12)
Today's Morsel: When you are driving and looking for a certain place, how far do you go before you turn around and ask someone for the location? In each of us there is that certain feeling we have that we can find it on our own. I've heard people say, "I don't need you to tell me how to be saved, I can determine that on my own." Even in school, teachers are constantly having to tell kids to turn around and sit down. Repentance is no more than a turning around. It's realizing that you are heading in the wrong direction and making a U-turn. Notice that in America it is call a "U-Turn." "You" must make a turn around. After Jesus gave instructions to His disciples, the Bible says that they went out and preached that men should repent. Do you know where you are headed? Is the spiritual road you are on leading you into more truth and likeness of Jesus? Are you in the path that leads to brighter days? When is the last time since your initial conversion experience that you stopped and did an evaluation to ensure you are going right. Yes, all roads do come to an end, but will the one you are on bring you to your desired haven? The Apostle Peter says that there is coming a time of refreshing coming from the Lord, but you can only experience it if you repent and be converted (Acts 3:19). bvIn some places along your route, U-turns are authorized, but in some places they are not. Let me encourage you today, don't keep going until you have no place to turn around. Repentance is not going to be there forever.
Sing: Smile awhile and give your face a rest. Raise your hands, to the one you love the best. Turn around to someone new, shake their hand and smile.