Restoration After Backsliding
Most Relevant Verses
"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;
and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons,
"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near;
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
"At that time they will call Jerusalem 'The Throne of the LORD,' and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Jerusalem, for the name of the LORD; nor will they walk anymore after the stubbornness of their evil heart.