Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them, weep bitterly for them, and yet continue in love and league with them.
– Matthew Henry
True repentance is no light matter. It is a thorough change of heart about sin, a change showing itself in godly sorrow and humiliation, in heartfelt confession before the throne of grace, in a complete breaking off from sinful habits, and an abiding hatred of all sin. Such repentance is the inseparable companion of saving faith in Christ.
– J. C. Ryle
Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing God’s will, it will avail you nothing, even if you’ve reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
– Billy Sunday
Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change.
– J. I. Packer
People who cover their faults and excuse themselves do not have a repentant spirit.
– Watchman Nee