Fear of God Devotional: How to Determine if a Person is Truly Repentant

How do we know if a person is truly repentant? 

Kevin Swanson explains in this video that when someone has made a profession of faith for the first time, time will tell whether a person is truly regenerate and repentant. Sometimes, those who initially appear to be repentant are like the seeds that fell on the stony or thorny ground as mentioned in the parable in Matthew 13. 

It’s good to assume and hope for the best but repentance will manifest itself with the fruits of repentance. 

Matthew 13:7 (NKJV) – “And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”