Text: For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. (2 Corinthians 7:10)

Text: Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. (Luke 3:8)

Text: But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. (Acts 26:20)

Tweet: True repentance is a “repentance unto salvation, not to be repented of” (2 Corinthians 7:10). It is best illustrated by the military command, “To the rear march.” It is not a static “About face,” but a dynamic and continuous change of direction. For instance, the Greek word for “repent” in the New Testament means “to turn and keep on turning.” In other words, the truly repentant will be getting further and further away from sin and closer and closer to Christ everyday of the rest of their life. Therefore, true repentance is always evident in the lives of the truly repentant by the “fruits of repentance” they bear (Luke 3:8) and the “works” of repentance they do (Acts 26:20).