BEAR FRUITS WORTHY OF REPENTANCE
There is always a point of turning around for every believer. Where you realize and acknowledge that God has forgiven you is one of the most awesome and amazing moment. Jesus Christ came to set us free from all bondage of sin. The slate has been wiped clean and your sins are no more.
In all this, there has to be that moment of repentance
What is repentance,
It is sincere regret or remorse of one’s sins and returning/turning to God.
According to Charles Spurgeon:
Repentance is a discovery of the evil of sin, a mourning that we have committed it, a resolution to forsake it. It is, in fact, a change of mind of a very deep and practical character, which makes the man love what once he hated, and hate what once he loved.
Bear fruits worthy of repentance- Matthew 3:8
Luke expounds more on bearing fruits worthy of repentance. Luke 3:10-20
- Giving to those who don’t have: Luke 3:11 He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.”
- Do not exploit those within your jurisdiction or under your authority: Luke 3:13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.”
- Be content: Luke 3:14 Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?” So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.