A long time ago I promised George that I’d do a few posts on the meaning of repentance. Over the next few days I’ll post some different views on the word. Take a look and let me know what you like. After a few days we’ll see if we can get to the bottom of it.
Now I’ve heard for the last thirty years that repentance is a change of mind, and I believe it, of course, as far as it goes. But that’s just what’s the matter with us. We have reduced repentance to a change of mind. It is a mental act, indeed, but I point out that repentance is not likely to do us much good until it ceases to be a change of mind only and becomes a wound within our spirit. No man has truly repented until his sin has wounded him near to death, until the wound has broken him and defeated him and taken all the fight and self-assurance out of him and he sees himself as the one who nailed his Saviour on the tree.
What do you like? What’s not clear? What would you change?