Fear of God Devotional: The Connection Between Faith and Repentance

What is the connection between faith and repentance?

Michael Beasley explains in this video that there is an important connection between faith and repentance. They are indelibly linked. By faith, we understand that we need forgiveness and we need Christ. Apart from faith, the natural man does not believe that he is in sin. 

A person who is not exercising faith in God will have a lofty view of himself and not see his sin as an offense to God. Faith gives us the object that we are going to when we talk about repentance. There is a turning from one thing to another. Faith and repentance go hand in hand. A genuine believer will turn from their sin to God. When God draws us in faith, He draws us away from sin to a hope and trust in Him. 

Acts 20:21 (NKJV) – “[T]estifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”