To advance you must return
“Therefore, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.’”
Zechariah 1:3 NLT
To return to God we must be forgiven; and we can’t be forgiven of our sins, if we not asked forgiveness for them.
This seems to be wordplay, however involves much more than this; means recognizing our sins, not deny them, and also means recognizing that no one and nothing but God can forgive them.
It should be noted that it is God who takes the initiative, He invites us to ask Him for forgiveness or that we return to Him. His purpose never seek our destruction, if so, He wouldn’t give us this opportunity.
In His mercy, the Lord comes to us again and again; telling us in one, and thousand ways that we don’t continue sinning against Him. God does not reject us, we are who reject His invitation to be in peace with Him
What was your response the last time God asked you to return to Him?
© David García Licona – August 2013