The Holy Bible is the living Word of God. Although many individuals have written various portions of the Bible, the whole scripture is authored by the Holy Spirit. Thus there is much power to change situations and circumstances, to guide and restore, to heal and make wholesome, to change and transform lives in the Holy Bible. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. ( ref. 2 Timothy 3:16 )
Many of us can probably relate to the students who have a very tight schedule of portions to be revised when the examination dates are approaching. As a student suddenly discovers that he/she has portions to revise, only sufficient time to focus on main objectives – that is the upcoming examination.
Jesus and John the Baptist have asked for repentance. In the Gospel of Mathew, we have this verse which refers to the statement by John the Baptist. In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” ( ref Matthew 3:1-3). In the very next chapter, towards the end we have From that time on, Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near. ( ref Matthew 4:17)