Restitution by Bishop Robert Jiggetts 1 ©
People say they have changed but there is no demonstration of such. A change of mind brings a change in action and behavior. Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10Restitution is important and an essential element of repentance because it is a part of restoration. We are reconciled to a person when we come to the place of mediation and seeking peace about an issue.
What has been taken has to be restored. If there has been a total destruction or death of a thing or person then a settlement must be made. Too often we have used grace and the price that Jesus paid on Calvary to excuse us from our part in reconciliation and restoration.
We have done the damage not Christ. So we must deal on a face-to-face basis and a personal way with the person or persons that we have wronged. From time to time, we try to excuse ourselves and escape dealing with this and just say, “please forgive me.” This may be honest, well intended and heartfelt, however, that does not excuse us or diminish the part we have played in causing harm and what we owe in repayment for the damage done.
Our sins may be forgiven and completely washed away by Christ but that does not mean that we do not have a penalty to pay. To get away scot-free can allow people to feel that they don’t have any obligation and have a tendency to repeat bad behavior. It is called accountability and consequences of actions. In this time of forgive and forget, “I’m sorry and that’s just it” kind of attitude and mentality, is inexcusable and unacceptable. If we have stolen a television bring the television back. If we stole the television and sold the television then we should pay for it or attempt to make some kind of payment and bring restoration for the damage done. (continued)
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