Why Does Repentance Seem Such a Strange Word to You?

Does the word “repentance” just sound too old-fashioned for 21st-century people?

Does the same apply to the synonyms for repentance, such as turning, turn around, change, behavior modification, alteration of lifestyle, making things right?

No one today thinks that “repentance” is out of style.  In fact, when someone wrongs you, what is the one thing you most want that person to do?  That’s right, you want them to repent.  Now, if you’re a vindictive person, you might simply want the person to suffer for what they’ve done.  But most practical people want repentance.

Therefore, simply treat God the way you want to be treated.  Turn from your sins.  Make good on the wrong you have done to Him.

What have you ever done wrong to Him, someone will ask?  The Lord Jesus Christ said, “Inasmuch as you have done [something good or bad] to the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto Me.”  This brings into scope every wrong thing you have ever done.

Repentance only seems unfamiliar to those who don’t practice it.  Practice it, and it won’t seem so strange.

Repentance is not just something other people ought to practice – it’s something you ought to practice.

Bible notes on this post.

The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.

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