The Intimacy of Repentance


“I am now standing at the door and am knocking. If any one listens to My voice and opens the door, I will go in to be with him and will feast with him, and he shall feast with Me” (Rev. 3:20, Weymouth).

If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you have probably heard this verse before. But did you notice what verse comes right before it? I’m really struck by the connection between the two. Here it is:

“Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent” (v. 19, ESV).

Do these two verses really fit together? Perhaps at first glance they don’t seem to, but they actually do in a vitally important way. Let’s unpack this together. How, exactly, does a call to repentance go with a call to intimacy? Very naturally. You see, Continue reading The Intimacy of Repentance