Many times we observe how some people who led a bad life cease to do evil and have apparently changed their way of life, but never hear them say that they repent of their past. It is like being exhausted during a race and hoping to regain strength only to continue to race on the wrong path. The pandemic has given us enough time to think about how we lived and what the near future looks like.
There are those who believe in the abundance of false news from the social network and, dedicate themselves to spreading it without thinking about the evil that it implies. Believing that he is going the good way without thinking about the end of the road on which he is traveling does not represent anything good. There is no repentance because it ignores or knows no good. They believe that simply going to church overcomes evil but ignores that it does not transform one into a Christian, and knowing Christ begins with repentance.
Every disciple of Christ is a repentant being. Jesus Christ changes his life and causes him to think only on the good. Going through the wide and worldly door will not bring about the change of life that Christ expects of us. “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14 ESV)
A true change means becoming the person who is everything opposite of what he was before Christ came into him and aspiring to Christ’s divinity becomes the most important thing in his life. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7: 21 ESV) It is not enough just to recognize Jesus Christ as our Lord, but it implies a repentance for our sins, to live a holy life and to love one another without exception of the person.
The Word once heard needs to be our guide in a new life because it is showing our faults, and showing sorrow for the mistakes that have already been forgiven by Jesus Christ, so we are not willing to continue to commit them.
“Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me. I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:4-6 ESV) God reveals His Son to us and it is through the Holy Spirit that Christ is revealed to us and changes lives into His image.
May God bless you.