Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: December 28, It’s not the work, but repentance…
- Revelation 9:1-12:17
“The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.” –Revelation 9:20-21, ESV
The final sin that condemns men in Revelation is the same sin that condemns us today: lack of repentance. Re-read the above verses. Men weren’t condemned for their evil actions. They were condemned because they did not repent of their evil actions. It is not the work that condemns a man, but the state of his heart.
The same is true today. While we are busy splitting hairs over which sins are worse than others, which sins will ruin our society, we miss the point. The sin that will ruin a man is lacking repentance. Don’t focus your energy on changing your behaviors. Change your heart and your behavior will follow.