Repentance is not something you leave behind as you progress in the Christian life. The closer you get to God the more aware you become of your sin and the deeper the work of repentance needs to be. This means that self-examination and confession are important.
Over the centuries many Christians have used the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20 as a diagnostic tool to help deepen their repentance. What follows are some suggested questions (drawn in part from Tim Keller’s book on Prayer) to help us do the same.
1. YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME
What comes first in your life? Where do you look for your sense of worth, status, acceptance, identity? Whom or what is your hope? Your righteousness? Your saviour? Where do you go for peace in times of trouble?
Confess to God anything amiss
Consider the all sufficiency and glory of God until…
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