And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
The people of Nineveh were quite frightened to hear the proclamation from Jonah, for they believed in God’s words. Then, all people within the city fasted, and confessed and repented their sins before God, and eventually they won God’s mercy and survived. This shows us that God’s disposition is righteous, but what He reveals most for mankind is mercy, as He hopes they can live under the care and protection of Him.
Source: Grow in Christ — The Second Coming of Christ
Now disasters are becoming more and more serious. Only if we truly repent to God can we gain God’s guidance during disasters so that we can have a way forward and be raptured into the heavenly kingdom. Many believers in the Lord have such confusions: We often confess our sins and repent to the Lord in tears, but we still live in a cycle of sinning and confessing, unable to extricate ourselves. Is this true repentance? Can we who often sin and do not truly repent be qualified to enter the kingdom of heaven? Here we select Bible verses about repentance and related content to help brothers and sisters who are truly waiting for the Lord’s return find the way to escape sin, achieve true repentance, and enter the kingdom of heaven.