Bible Reading: Leviticus 26:14-42
After a harsh warning for disobedience to his laws (26:14-39), God shows great love for his people in this promise of restoration. He delights in restoring those who repent. Jesus came to earth, died, and was resurrected so that we could experience God’s forgiveness for our sins. A large part of our change of character through the process of recovery results from:
⦁ Confess our sins (Steps 4 and 5)
– In order to help me change, I will investigate and record with God’s help
my sinful habits and attitudes.
– On completion of my list of sinful habits, I will confess them to God and
to someone that I trust.
⦁ Soften our hearts (Steps 6 and 7)
– After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them, I am now willing to let God change me.
– Through acknowledgement of God’s supreme power, I humbly ask Him to help me change my sinful habits and attitudes.
⦁ Make Amends (Steps 8 and 9)
– As part of the process of change, I will identify and record everyone I have harmed and through prayer become willing to make restitution to them.
– Having identified the people I have harmed, I will now go and make restitution to them. Unless to do is going to cause them or other pain or suffering.
Leviticus 26:40-42 “If they confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors, their treacherous betrayal, the defiance that set off my defiance that sent them off into enemy lands; if by some chance they soften their hard hearts and make amends for their sin, I’ll remember my covenant with Jacob, I’ll remember my covenant with Isaac, and, yes, I’ll remember my covenant with Abraham. And I’ll remember the land.”