(Proverbs 1:23 KJV) Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
What is the benefit of having and knowing, if we don’t do? Here again we have the promise of the indwelling Spirit of God. Here again we have the promise of knowing what God is saying to us. Here again we have the frustration God must feel when we do not respond, and believe me, you do not want the Almighty God of the universe frustrated.
It all seems to hang on that first word, on whether we “turn” (7725). This word is sometimes translated “repent” but there is at least one other word translated that way. It is important to understand the root of changing direction. The other word means to feel sorrow. This one means to change direction. If we want to know God and His ways, we must be willing to change.
So? It is great to be sorry, but it isn’t enough. God expects us to do a U-turn. Turn on your blinker, check traffic and crank the wheel.