This text falls into three parts as we will see, but more than that, it is the challenge that faces every human being alive today, for as you recall this chapter is in a context of Final Judgment. Each person at one point or another faces a decision; repent and turn to God, or refuse and deal with the consequences.
The first part of this section is comprised of 2:12-13a:
“Even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.”
Rend your heart
and not your [garments].
The Life Project. 2016. Time to Repent | The Life Project. [ONLINE] Available at: https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/time-to-repent-2/. [Accessed 30 November 2016].