#4468 – Fruit of Repentance

Good morning people who do the good works that God prepared for you

Matthew 3:8 NIV Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

Repentance is a redirection of our life, not just a declaration from our lips.

For some, saying, “I’m sorry” is very difficult. But for others, it is far too easy for the words to roll off the tongue, but that’s as far as the action goes.

Repentance is far more than saying, “I’m sorry.”

Godly and biblical repentance is ‘a reversal of a decision’ and ‘a change of mind.’

Here’s my paraphrase of what John the Baptist wrote in this verse: “Where there is a confession of repentance, there will be visible fruit of a changed way of thinking that results in a changed way of living.”

This is different to ‘being saved by good works’, which is not a biblical truth.

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

But following these verses, is verse 10, and verse 10 speaks to the fruit of repentance.

Ephesians 2:10 NIV For we are Gods handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.