What Is Repentance In The Bible

Repentance in the Bible means feeling guilty of a wrong act and having a strong desire that the action would not have been committed in the first place. It's an awareness of sin and a strong desire to mend it. Even the righteous can sometimes commit sinful acts in the eyes of the Lord, but it is a craving to rectify these acts that separate them from the wicked. For example, a person who turns away from God commits a misdemeanor and later prays for forgiveness is a repentant person.

"From that time, Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." - Matthew 4:17

Matthew 4:17 makes it clear that even the repentant will enter the kingdom of God.

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Jamie Larson