Repentance has always been a crucial element in maintaining right standing with God. He warned the Hebrews to follow his instructions, and he told them what would happen if they rejected him and did not repent. In Deuteronomy 28:15-68, there is a long list of what God said would be the consequences of disobedience and unrepentance. He even specifically mentions the condition of the heart:
“…you will not find repose, and there will be no rest for the sole of your foot; rather Adonai will give you there [among the nations] anguish of heart, dimness of eyes and apathy of spirit.” (Deuteronomy 28:65, CJB)
Unrepentance will cause anguish of heart, dimness of eyes, and apathy of spirit. Is this
a condition you wish to suffer?
Make this your earnest prayer:
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; renew in me a resolute spirit.” (Psalm 51:10, CJB)