We read in Mark 1:15, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent you, and believe the gospel’ Matt 4:17 also tells us, From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

What does it mean to repent, biblically? Repent is an action word, which requires one to think differently leading to acting differently, about a matter. Repentance in the bible simply means changing our thinking and our action, as we turn toward God and move toward Him. Repentance for an unsaved person means a changing of their thinking about anything they depended on (dead works, lifeless religion, idolatry, atheism) embracing the truth about God and turning toward God both in thought and deed, is repentance. Repentance for a believer means a changing of their thinking, and aligning their thoughts and actions to God’s thoughts and God’s ways is also repentance.

Does the blood of Jesus automatically cover sin? Is forgiveness for sin automatic? Does living in grace imply that a believer is already forgiven or do believers need to repent of sin they commit? Does the goodness of God imply God ignores sin?

God’s pathway for the believer is found in

Romans chapter 5- We see the wonderful truth of that we are free, justified, have received God’s abundant grace and the gift of righteousness.

Roman’s chap 6- Begins stating that we cannot continue in sin, just because of abounding grace and also teaches us that the power of sin over our lives has been broken on the cross of Jesus of Christ.

Roman’s chap 8- Teaches us that we must walk in the Spirit to put an end to the sinful deeds of the flesh.

Roman’s chap 12 -We must be transformed in the way we live, by the renewing of our mind. We are transformed by the renewing of our mind.

Roman’s 12:2 -A continual change in our thinking that aligns itself with the thoughts of God, so our actions align to the ways of God.

Let us all be ready to repent, so that we may  be  more Christ like in our days here on earth.

Robby Cable

Providence Church of Christ

(606) 305-8452