How did Crusoe approach to God for his sin of disobedience?
Introduction: “Robinson Crusoe” by Danial Defoe (1660-1731) focuses on different aspects of Christianity and the protagonist’s beliefs. One of the most important themes in the novel is sin, punishment, and repentance. Crusoe feels extremely sorry for his wrongdoings and in the end, he overcomes his sufferings or afflictions.
Crusoe began to read the Holy Bible from his remorse in that dreadful land. He surrendered to God and realized all the graces He had given him on his previous journey after leaving home and ignoring his father’s warnings.
The first words Crusoe uttered were,
“Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver, and you will glorify me.”
Crusoe wondered how God could save him from his worst present condition. He could have died of his raging fever and been buried in an unknown land, but only God had no will that his life should end so tragically. He was encouraged by the powerful words of the Holy Bible.
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Before going to bed, he knelt and prayed to God to fulfill his promise that he would rescue Crusoe if he called upon him in a day of danger. After finishing the prayer, he fell into a deep sleep and woke up the next day at noon.
Now Crusoe felt much better than before, and his mind became alive and cheerful. His stomach also felt better, for he was hungry.
Conclusion: In a nutshell, we have the moral here that it is natural for a person to sin, but he can be rewarded if he can confess and repent of his sin.