It is beneficial for a Christian to familiarize Bible verses about repentance. Repentance is not only a one-time event in a Christian’s life but rather a lifestyle. The word repentance basically means “a turning from sin”. Repentance is about regretting sin and turning from it. True repentance leads to a change of actions (Luke 3:8-14; Acts 3:19). All human beings before they were “born again” are sinners. It is natural for the unbeliever to sin and not repent. However, for Christians, repenting from sin is a must. It is a true mark that we are indeed part of the Christian family.
Repentance and salvation are connected (Acts 2:38; 11:18l 20:21; 26:20). Repentance is not just about changing our actions but also looking up to Jesus Christ. The Apostle Peter in Acts 2:38 calls the people to change their minds about sin and receive Jesus Christ. It is critical that we recognize Jesus as both our Lord and Savior. Repentance is about regretting sin and embracing faith in Jesus Christ. It is impossible for an individual to have faith in Christ yet have does not have the heart to repent from sins. Once we become Christians, our hearts and minds should change and be renewed. Our thoughts become that of Jesus Christ and we speak and act like Him. Although it is impossible for us to truly imitate Christ and not sin, our hearts must be determined to reject and regret sin.
The Bible is clear when it says that repentance changes our behaviors and how we should think. Bible verses about repentance should teach us how to truly embrace faith in God and turn away from sins. God is Holy and there is no sin in Him. As believers, it is crucial that we also avoid sin as much as possible. Let us pray to God that He gives us the strength to turn away from sins and reminds us every day of how important it is.
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