Contrition (pt. 2) #202

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Proverbs 23:10-35, Revelation 3:1-3

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Proverbs 23:10-35, Revelation 3:1-3

Recognition– he reflected (v. 17-19). 

Repentance— “I will arise … I will go … I will say …. (vv. 20-21). 

Return—“so he returned to his Father (v.20) 

Rejoicing—“They began to celebrate” (v.24) 

Returning to the “old Landmark”………. How to go home: 

Revelation 3:1-3 (NLT) the church at Sardis (e.g. USA) 

“I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. 

2 Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God. 

3 Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief. 

Proverbs 23:10-35 Amplified Bible (AMP)10 Do not move the ancient landmark [at the boundary of the property]And do not go into the fields of the fatherless [to take what is theirs], 

Landmark: noun 

1. an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location. 

“the spire was once a landmark for ships sailing up the river” synonyms: marker, mark, indicator, beacon, 

2. an event, discovery, or change marking an important stage or turning point in something. 

“the birth of a child is an important landmark in the lives of all concerned”  synonyms: turning point, milestone, watershed, critical point, benchmark 

 Rejoicing—he came to the father (vv. 20-24). 

20 “So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 

21 “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 

22 “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 

23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 

24 for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.