“…They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to repent.” –Jeremiah 5:3
I was defiant.
“…All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” — Romans 3:23
I was disobedient.
“All we like sheep have gone astray…” —Isaiah 53:6
I was wayward.
“You have been rebellious against the Lord from the day that I knew you.” —Deuteronomy 10:24
I was rebellious.
“… Every fool will be quarreling.” —Proverbs 20:3
I was argumentative.
“The heart is deceitful above all things…” —Jeremiah 17:9
I was deceitful.
“…Desolation and destruction are in their highways.” —Jeremiah 59:7
I was destructive.
“… by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind.” —Ephesians 2:3
I was angry.
“Why is my pain unceasing, my wound uncurable, refusing to be healed?” —Jeremiah 15:18
I was broken.
“For you did not recieve the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have recieved the spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!'”— Romans 8:15
Yet He adopted me.
“And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘know the Lord,’ for they shall all know Me… ” —Jeremiah 31:34
He made Himself known to me.
“…For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” —Jeremiah 31:34
He forgave me and forgot all that had come before.
“… I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” —John 10:10
And He gave me life abundant.
“For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you…” —John 13:15
“Whoever recieves one such child in my name recieves me.” Matthew —18:5