OT Way to Repent
| The necessity for
man to repent of his sins is emphasized in Scripture from beginning to
end. Various ways are presented about how to repent and what it involves.
One of the more complete definitions and descriptions of genuine
repentance is found in Isaiah 55: 7, "Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord,
and he will have mercy upon him; and to God, for he will abundantly
Godly sorrow provokes repentance (2 Cor. 7: 10) as does the goodness of God (Rom. 2: 4). Repentance produces a reformed life (Mt. 21: 29). Repentance is that change of will, change of mind, change of heart that makes the return to God of which Isaiah speaks.
How important is repentance? Jesus said, Luke 13: 3, "I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."