Repentance is a commandment, yet few Christians understand what it is. As a result, few ever truly repent. Many believers know they need to change their ways, and they vow to do it, but their mind and their will are never changed.
Repentance is a gift from God for the believer. David said, “Turn me, O God” (Psalm 85:4). Jeremiah said, “Turn me, and I will be turned-and then I will be instructed. Surely after that I was turned, I repented” (see Jeremiah 31:18-19).
These men realized that repentance is not by the will of man nor the will of the flesh, but it is of God. Repentance is a very precious thing. When things are not right in our lives, one of the greatest privileges in the world is to hear the Word, agree with God quickly, and repent.