Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But what do you think of this? a man had two sons, and coming to the first, he said, son, go, work to-day in my vineyard.
let your actions therefore show your repentance, and don't pretend to say within yourselves, "we have Abraham for our father:" for I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
first I warn'd the people of Damascus, of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and then the Gentiles, to repent, and turn to God, by acting suitably to their repentance.
or do you despise the riches of his kindness, and forbearance, and long-suffering; not considering that the kindness of God invites you to repentance?
2 Corinthians 7:10
for religious sorrow produces that salutary repentance, which we never regret: but worldly sorrow preys upon life.
2 Peter 1:4
by which we have receiv'd the most inestimable promises, that thereby you might become partakers of the divine perfections, after having escap'd from the corruption of a sensual world.
but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, sweetness of disposition, beneficence, faithfulness, meekness, temperance:
for the natural effect of light, is universal benevolence, justice, and truth:
abounding in good works by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.