Fixing A Broken Relationship With God

Bible Summary. To restore a broken relationship with God we must first address the sin in our lives. Fixing a broken relationship with God also means avoiding sin every day. If we truly love God, He has given us the power and self-control to resist the devil and temptations. See below for Biblical commentary, meaning, and advice concerning fixing a broken relationship with God.

Achan’s Lust for Riches Breaks Relationship With God

Achan's Sin - Joshua 7
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Fixing A Broken Relationship With God By Doing Away With Sin.

To restore a broken relationship with God we must address the sin. When Israel started to conquer the Promise Land, sin in their camp broke their relationship with God. To continue their possession of the Promise Land they had to restore their relationship with God. Joshua 7:25 tells us how Israel stoned Achan who was the source of the sin who had caused a broken relationship with God.

Joshua 7:25, “And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.”

Fixing A Broken Relationship With God Means Proving Your Love For Him.

Keeping a relationship with God is more than addressing the past sins in our lives. Fixing a broken relationship with God also means avoiding sin every day. James 1:12 advises us that by resisting temptation we are demonstrating our love for God who will bless us and keep us in relationship with him.

James 1:12, “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

Fixing A Broken Relationship Through Self-Control and Resisting The Devil.

God has given us the power and self-control to resist the devil and his temptations. All we have to do is exercise that self-control when fixing a broken relationship with God. James 4:7 advises us to draw closer to God by resisting the devil, cleanse our hands, and purify our hearts.

James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded;”