Fear of God Devotional: Do You Apologize or Repent?

What is the distinction between a mere apology and true biblical repentance?

Rob Ventura explains in this video that a mere apology conveys how a person feels, that they feel bad for what they did. Instead of apologizing, they need to repent. 

This involves explaining that they have sinned against that person and ask for the other person’s forgiveness. Repentance involves an understanding that you have sinned against another person. 

James 5:16 (NKJV) – “Confess your trespasses[a] to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”