Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
“But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘ Son, go work today in the vineyard.’
“ Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil,
Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and
do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘ We have Abraham for our father,’ for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
but kept declaring both
to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.
Or do you think lightly of
the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
2 Corinthians 7:10
For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a
repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
2 Peter 1:4
For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
having been filled with the
fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “
Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place.
amend your ways and your deeds and obey the voice of the Lord your God; and the Lord will change His mind about the misfortune which He has pronounced against you.
Perhaps the house of Judah will hear all the calamity which I plan to bring on them, in order that every man will turn from his evil way; then I will forgive their iniquity and their sin.”