Fear of God Devotional: How Can Words Sometimes Indicate Repentance?

How can our words indicate if we are truly repentant?

Sam Waldron explains in this video that although of course it’s not the same in every case, merely saying “I’m sorry that you’re upset” or “Well, I apologize” is generally not an indication that you are truly sorry for what you did to the other person.

It is oftentimes necessary to say words like: “I have sinned” and “will you please forgive me.” If we shy away or abstain from using those words, it might be an indication of unrepentance.

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