Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord. —Isaiah 55:7
It is time for us to repent, for our transgressions against the blessed Third Person have been many and much aggravated. We have bitterly mistreated Him in the house of His friends. We have crucified Him in His own temple as they crucified the Eternal Son on the hill above Jerusalem. And the nails we used were not of iron, but of finer and more precious stuff of which human life is made.
Out of our hearts we took the refined metals of will and feeling and thought, and from them we fashioned the nails of suspicion and rebellion and neglect.
By unworthy thoughts about Him and unfriendly attitudes toward Him we grieved and quenched Him days without end.
The truest and most acceptable repentance is to reverse the acts and attitudes of which we repent. POM071-072
Worship rises or falls…depending upon the attitude we take toward God, whether we see God big or whether we see Him little….[I]f there is one terrible disease in the Church of Christ, it is that…[w]e’re too familiar with God. WMJ021