Sure Signs of Salvation

Forgiveness and contrition are inevitable in any approach to wholeness, right?

The Lord is near to those that are of a broken heart; and saves the ones who are of a contrite spirit. Psalms 34:18

The italics in the King James version of this verse of Psalms 34 is a giveaway. The practice of italicising words not in the original text is quite helpful. It tells the reader what is versus what happens

“God is light” is a simple example. “Blessed is the man who does not walk” is a more complex example. Both are intended to describe conditions not events.

You can rely on what God is versus what he does. God is near vs God saves. He is always near. That is what he is. Near. We know he doesn’t always save.

At what point do people not come to God broken or tell God thanks for a sinless day? I cannot imagine.
Hypocrites still come to God whole, grasping at divinity unlawfully. Woe, not help, can be predicted for them until contrition sinks in.

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 18:14