S: 2 Chronicles 36:15-17 The Lord, the God of their ancestors, repeatedly sent his prophets to warn them, for he had compassion on his people and his Temple. But the people mocked these messengers of God and despised their words. They scoffed at the prophets until the Lord’s anger could no longer be restrained and nothing could be done. So the Lord brought the king of Babylon against them. The Babylonians killed Judah’s young men, even chasing after them into the Temple. They had no pity on the people, killing both young men and young women, the old and the infirm. God handed all of them over to Nebuchadnezzar.
O: God gave the His Chosen People a lot of opportunity to repent, sending warning after warning, but they continually refused to repent. So finally God had to bring judgement.
A: Time and time again I give in to temptation. I must take heed of the warning and repent. Fortunately, I've been keeping short accounts with God -- when I sin, I quickly repent and get back up.
P: Father, thank You for your grace and your patience with us. Let us not presume on that grace and patience but always repent quickly! In Jesus' name, amen.