Fear of God Devotional: Nothing In My Hands I Bring

What does true repentance look like?

Paul Carrington explains in this video that true repentance looks like a man who has been undone. He’s been broken down, he sees his own poverty. Repentant people realize that there is nothing in their hands that they can bring to somehow merit salvation or repentance. They must cling to the cross. 

We have nothing at all that we can bring to God. We owe Him everything. There is a recognition that we cannot save ourselves. We can see plenty of examples of true repentance throughout Scripture in the lives of David and Paul. A repentant person is humble — Paul continues to refer to himself as the “least of all the saints.”

Ephesians 3:8-9 (NKJV) – “To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ.”