Repent is a verb that means feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin.

What does it mean biblically to repent?

Repentance is a condition of salvation. It is a complete 180 degree turn away from sin and toward God. It is confessing our sin to God.

Proverbs 28:13

Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

2 Corinthians 7:10 English Standard Version

10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. {spiritual death=eternal separation from God}

Ezekiel 18:21-23 English Standard Version

21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 22 None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. 23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? {God speaks of a soul’s spiritual death which is eternal separation from God}

Ezekiel 18:32 English Standard Version

32 For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

Isaiah 55:6-7 English Standard Version

“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
    and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
    and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Luke 13:5 English Standard Version

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

Luke 24:46-47 English Standard Version

46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Romans 2:5 English Standard Version

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.

Luke 15:10 English Standard Version

10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

2 Peter 3:9 English Standard Version

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Acts 3:19 English Standard Version

19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,

Acts 2:38 English Standard Version

38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Repentance is a change of heart toward sin in our lives, toward God and how we live in this world.

“Genuine repentance is an inner change of heart that produces the fruits of new behavior.”

“Repentance means turning from going your own way to going God’s way.”

Honey In My Mouth

Ezekiel 3:3 He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.

Ezekiel 3:10 He said to me, “Son of man, take into your heart all My words which I will speak to you and listen closely.”

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are Your words to my taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name,
O LORD God of hosts.

Job 23:12 I have not departed from the command of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 19: 7-11 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;

The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.

10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;

Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;

In keeping them there is great reward.

Deuteronomy 8:3 He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.

The Bible—God’s Word—God’s Will—is holy food for the soul. To have a one-on-one relationship with the Creator of everything, we must eat His Book.

Think of all the words we use for the word ‘eat’:

consume, devour, ingest, partake of, gobble, gulp, bolt, wolf, cram down

If we are struggling to know what God’s will is for our lives, the only way to truly know what He wants from us, what He expects from us, and how to live in this fallen world is to be so in the Word that it fills our bodies, our hearts, our minds. To be filled with the Word, we need to consume it, devour it, ingest it, gobble it up and digest it.

We need to Eat the Book

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Why Is It Called The “Church of Christ”? by H.L.Collett

Why Is It Called The “Church of Christ”?
Do you wonder why it is so important that the church be designated properly? Let us give these very simple and very vital reasons:
1. The church belongs to Christ by right of purchase. “To feed the church of the Lord which he purchased with his own blood” Acts 20:28. No other person or thing, therefore, should have any part in the title of the church.
2. The church is the body of Christ. “And he is the head of the body, the church.” (Col. 1:18) The body of Christ is the church of Christ, so it is altogether logical and right that the church be called “the church of Christ.”
3. The church is the bride of Christ. “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and the church.” (Eph. 5:31 -32)
4. The church operates under the sole authority of Christ. “All power in heaven and earth has been given unto me: go ye therefore…” Matt. 28:18-20. Since it operates by no earthly authority, by what right should it be called after any earthly being or thing?
5. Christ is the Savior of the Church. “Christ also is head of the church, being himself the savior of the body.” Eph. 5:23. So we are obligated to no other person or thing. Why should we desire to glorify any other than the Savior? 
– by H. L. Collett