Fear of God Devotional: Is There a Surefire Way to Detect True Repentance?

How do we know whether an individual has truly repented for their sin?

Jeff Pollard explains in this video that distinguishing false repentance from true repentance can be a challenge. Is there one, sure-fire element that makes it clear that repentance is true?

While there may not necessarily be one, sure indicator of repentance, there most often is a subsequent change in the life of a person following repentance. There is an abandonment, a forsaking of sin and a corresponding pressing on in love for Christ to honor Him. That person now has a desire of honoring God and a love for His ways. 

Matthew 3:8 (NKJV) – “ear fruits worthy of repentance.”