Fear of God Devotional: Repentance: Changing Your Mind About the Most Important Things

What does it mean to repent?

David Eddy explains in this video that the Greek word for repentance is “to change your mind.” When you use the word, “repentance,” this is not about merely changing your mind about basic, everyday decisions but it refers to your relationship with God.

Repentance is a realization that you are sinful. It also involves a subsequent change of mind so that it is in agreement with God. A repentant person does not continue to sin but they turn to God and His ways. They desire after the things of God.    

Acts 3:19 (NKJV) – “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”