Fear of God Devotional: What Leads to True Repentance?



What leads to true repentance in the life of an individual?

David Eddy explains in this video that real repentance requires the work of the Holy Spirit. The Reformers taught that man is wrong, in sin, and is spiritually dead. This contradicted the belief that man was basically good or neutral. 

God uses different ways to bring about repentance. Sometimes, He uses a friend to come alongside you, open up Scripture, and rebuke you. Ultimately, it takes a work of God to change the heart for the heart indeed is “desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). 

Jeremiah 13:23 (NKJV) – “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.” 

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