What’s one thing you’re scared of? Snakes? Spiders? Mice? Taxes?
What’s your instinct when you encounter these things? It’s toturn and run away as fast as possible.
That’s what repentance is: turning and running the other way.
But what are we running from? What are we running towards?
The Apostle Peter has the answer in Acts 3:19-20: “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out. Repent, therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus.”
Biblical repentance means turning turn away from your sins and turning to Christ for salvation. It’s a 180-degree turn from your sin, running to and then clinging to Christ as your only hope.
Reflect: Read 1 John 1:9. Why should Christians, who are forgiven, confess their sins to God? How does this relate to repentance?
Respond: Take time and talk to God. Confess your sins to Him.
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