language of this chapter couldn’t be clearer.
All that matters is repentance.
Not capacity, not opportunity, not charisma or contacts. Not even worthiness (for we are all
unworthy). Only repentance.
If we repent, we are part of the covenant. If we don’t repent, we will be cast off. It is that simple. It is that which can give us the perfect
brightness of hope, because while we have no control over the mechanisms which
can bring us to God, He has given us perfect control over our portion of those
mechanisms. Repent and be saved – it really
is that simple.