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"Yet Even Now"

posted Mar 26, 2020, 10:45 AM by Joel Toppen   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 10:45 AM ]

Joel 2:12–13 says, 
“Yet even now,” declares the LORD, 
“Return to Me with all your heart, 
And with fasting, weeping and mourning; 
And rend your heart and not your garments.” 
Now return to the LORD your God, 
For He is gracious and compassionate, 
Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness 
And relenting of evil.

I love how the MESSAGE Bible paraphrases this passage: 

Joel 2:12–13 (The Message)
But there’s also this, it’s not too late— GOD’s personal Message!— “Come back to me and really mean it! Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins!” 
Change your life, not just your clothes. Come back to GOD, your God. And here’s why: God is kind and merciful. He takes a deep breath, puts up with a lot, This most patient God, extravagant in love, always ready to cancel catastrophe.

Yesterday pastor did a short devotional that was centered on this passage. You can check it out on our YouTube channel: 

"Yet Even Now"