Jeremiah 3:22 Return, ye backsliding children, [and] I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou [art] the LORD our God.
The nation of Israel was a mess spiritually. They forsook The Lord. They worshipped the false gods of the surrounding nations. This backsliding was the cause of all of their pain and sorrow. Like a betrayed husband crying out to an adulterous wife that He loves, God simply called out to His wayward people to come home. Maybe that is you this morning. For some reason that God ordained and only He can explain, you are reading this blog. You’ve walked away from Christ. You’ve sow needs of profligate living. Like Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes, you have arrived at the conclusion that to live your life for things and pleasures under the sun is vain and empty. But now what? How do I get back on track?
Do what the prodigal son did: “I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee.” The Lord can fill in all of the details, my friend. Before you try to make amends with those you have hurt or done wrong to, make amends with God. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Now the devil is going to tell you that you are wasting your time. He will accuse you and condemn you for what you have done. But God would say to you, come home today.
Do not cover up your sin or diminish its destructive and hurtful consequences. As long as you are blaming others or something for your sin, you have not repented. Own it, confess it, and turn away from it. “Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, [and] be clear when thou judgest.”
The Father is willing and ready to receive you once again into His home. “The Father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.”
No matter how far away you have drifted or how long you have been away, you are only one step away from home. Come home right now my friend. I can smell the fragrance of the sin offering of Jesus. It’s time to rejoice!