Day 3: Kindness Leads to Repentance
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?Romans 2:4 (KJV)
Reflection: God’s kindness isn’t just a character trait; it serves a divine purpose. It gently nudges us toward repentance, giving us space and time to turn away from sin. God’s patience shouldn’t be mistaken for approval of sin; rather, it’s an invitation to change.
Illustration: Think of a teacher who gives a struggling student extra time to improve. The extra time is not a reward but an opportunity to do better.
Prayer: Father, we are humbled by Your patience and kindness toward us. Help us to see Your grace as an invitation to repent and draw closer to You. Amen.