Fear of God Devotional: What is the Object of Repentance?



What is the object of true repentance?

David Eddy explains in this video that the object of godly sorrow that leads to repentance is the Lord. We recognize a breaking of the relationship that sin and disobedience cause. This creates a godly sorrow, which leads to repentance, which leads to righteousness. In short, repentance is a Godward act. 

This idea can also be seen in the marriage relationship. If you sin against your spouse, a person who truly repents will repent because they desire to reestablish their relationship with their spouse and they hate their sin.  

1 John 3:18 (NKJV) – “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”

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