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Jeremiah 3:14

'Return, O faithless sons,' declares the LORD; 'For I am a master to you, And I will take you one from a city and two from a family, And I will bring you to Zion.'

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

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Backsliding, Causes

Exodus 17:7

He named the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us, or not?"

Backsliding, Christian Examples

Genesis 19:1-22

Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.

Backsliding, Israel Exanples

Exodus 17:1-7

Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by stages from the wilderness of Sin, according to the command of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.

Backsliding, Results

Psalm 78:56-59

Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God And did not keep His testimonies,

Restoration After Backsliding

Joel 2:12-13

"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;

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Jude 1:24

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Jeremiah 31:22

"How long will you go here and there, O faithless daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing in the earth-- A woman will encompass a man."

Jeremiah 3:12

"Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say, 'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD; 'I will not look upon you in anger For I am gracious,' declares the LORD; 'I will not be angry forever.

Hosea 4:16

Since Israel is stubborn Like a stubborn heifer, Can the LORD now pasture them Like a lamb in a large field?

Jeremiah 3:8

"And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also.

Jeremiah 3:11

And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Jeremiah 14:7

"Although our iniquities testify against us, O LORD, act for Your name's sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, We have sinned against You.

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Backsliding » Guilt and consequences of

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them, A wolf of the deserts will destroy them, A leopard is watching their cities Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many, Their apostasies are numerous.

Numbers 14:43

"For the Amalekites and the Canaanites will be there in front of you, and you will fall by the sword, inasmuch as you have turned back from following the LORD. And the LORD will not be with you."

Psalm 125:5

But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity Peace be upon Israel.

Backsliding » Exhortations to return from

2 Chronicles 30:6

The couriers went throughout all Israel and Judah with the letters from the hand of the king and his princes, even according to the command of the king, saying, "O sons of Israel, return to the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that He may return to those of you who escaped and are left from the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Isaiah 31:6

Return to Him from whom you have deeply defected, O sons of Israel.

Jeremiah 3:12

"Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say, 'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD; 'I will not look upon you in anger For I am gracious,' declares the LORD; 'I will not be angry forever.

Jeremiah 3:14

'Return, O faithless sons,' declares the LORD; 'For I am a master to you, And I will take you one from a city and two from a family, And I will bring you to Zion.'

Backsliding » Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel

Galatians 3:1-3

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Backsliding » Pardon of, promised

Jeremiah 31:20

"Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a delightful child? Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him, I certainly still remember him; Therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 3:12

"Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say, 'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD; 'I will not look upon you in anger For I am gracious,' declares the LORD; 'I will not be angry forever.

Jeremiah 36:3

"Perhaps the house of Judah will hear all the calamity which I plan to bring on them, in order that every man will turn from his evil way; then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin."

Backsliding » Results of » Selfish absorption

Isaiah 1:4

Alas, sinful nation, People weighed down with iniquity, Offspring of evildoers, Sons who act corruptly! They have abandoned the LORD, They have despised the Holy One of Israel, They have turned away from Him.

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

Jeremiah 14:7

"Although our iniquities testify against us, O LORD, act for Your name's sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, We have sinned against You.

Hosea 11:7

So My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call them to the One on high, None at all exalts Him.

Backsliding » Exemplified

Nehemiah 9:26

"But they became disobedient and rebelled against You, And cast Your law behind their backs And killed Your prophets who had admonished them So that they might return to You, And they committed great blasphemies.

Exodus 32:8

"They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, 'This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!'"

Jeremiah 3:11

And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

Hosea 4:16

Since Israel is stubborn Like a stubborn heifer, Can the LORD now pasture them Like a lamb in a large field?

Backsliding » Sin of, to be confessed

Isaiah 59:12-14

For our transgressions are multiplied before You, And our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are with us, And we know our iniquities: Transgressing and denying the LORD, And turning away from our God, Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words. Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.

Jeremiah 3:13

'Only acknowledge your iniquity, That you have transgressed against the LORD your God And have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree, And you have not obeyed My voice,' declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 14:7-9

"Although our iniquities testify against us, O LORD, act for Your name's sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, We have sinned against You. "O Hope of Israel, Its Savior in time of distress, Why are You like a stranger in the land Or like a traveler who has pitched his tent for the night? "Why are You like a man dismayed, Like a mighty man who cannot save? Yet You are in our midst, O LORD, And we are called by Your name; Do not forsake us!"

Backsliding » Pray to be restored from

Psalm 80:3

O God, restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

Psalm 85:4

Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your indignation toward us to cease.

Backsliding » Warnings against

Psalm 85:8

I will hear what God the LORD will say; For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; But let them not turn back to folly.

Backsliding » Blessedness of those who keep from

Isaiah 26:3-4

"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. "Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.

Backsliding » Brings its own punishment

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Backsliding » Punishment of tempting others to the sin of

Proverbs 28:10

He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.

Backsliding » Endeavor to bring back those guilty of

James 5:19-20

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Backsliding » Results of » Divine displeasure

Hebrews 10:38

BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.

2 Peter 2:20

For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

Backsliding » Liable to continue and increase

Jeremiah 8:5

"Why then has this people, Jerusalem, Turned away in continual apostasy? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return.

Jeremiah 14:7

"Although our iniquities testify against us, O LORD, act for Your name's sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, We have sinned against You.

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Malachi 3:7-10

"From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of hosts. "But you say, 'How shall we return?' "Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. "You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! read more.
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

Backsliding » Not hopeless

Psalm 37:24

When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.

Proverbs 24:16

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.

Backsliding » Proneness to

Hosea 11:7

So My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call them to the One on high, None at all exalts Him.

Proverbs 24:16

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.

Backsliding » Healing of, promised

Backsliding » Results of » Unfitness for the kingdom

Backsliding » God is displeased at

Psalm 78:57

But turned back and acted treacherously like their fathers; They turned aside like a treacherous bow.

Psalm 78:59

When God heard, He was filled with wrath And greatly abhorred Israel;

Backsliding » Exemplified » Peter

Matthew 26:70-74

But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are talking about." When he had gone out to the gateway, another servant-girl saw him and said to those who were there, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth." And again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man." read more.
A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away." Then he began to curse and swear, "I do not know the man!" And immediately a rooster crowed.

Backsliding » Exemplified » saul

Backsliding » Results of » Loss of spiritual enthusiasm

Backsliding » The backslider in heart

Proverbs 14:14

The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.

Backsliding » A haughty spirit leads to

Backsliding » Is leaving the first love

Backsliding » Results of » Religious indifference

Backsliding » Results of » Bondage to forms

Galatians 4:9

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?

Backsliding » What backslidings do

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Backsliding » Is turning from God

1 Kings 11:9

Now the LORD was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,

Backsliding » Hateful to saints

Psalm 101:3

I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.

Backsliding » Afflictions sent to heal

Hosea 5:15

I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.

Hatred » We should exhibit against » Backsliding

Psalm 101:3

I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.

Protection » Withdrawn from the » Backsliding

Joshua 23:12-13

"For if you ever go back and cling to the rest of these nations, these which remain among you, and intermarry with them, so that you associate with them and they with you, know with certainty that the LORD your God will not continue to drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.

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