The Unfaithful Wife Returns

Jeremiah 3:22b-25Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.” All through Jeremiah chapter three God invites His unfaithful people to return. In the last three verses there is a response — a simple, beautiful, heartfelt prayer of repentance.

As we study this prayer we learn that genuine repentance is more than a mere admission of guilt. It’s more than remorse over one’s sin. It’s more than a desire to do right. It involves personal responsibility and it is inseparable from faith.

This is a vital subject for Christians to consider, for the way back to God when we go astray is always via repentance.