So many enlightened books, I should’ve read,
But why, am I so intrigued with Mystery?
So many edifying movies, I could’ve watched,
But why, am I so obsessed with Immorality?
So many virtuous poems, I would’ve written,
But instead, I expound on this Human Tragedy?
By: ElRoy © 2021
“Repentance then, summarizing, consists chiefly of two things: turning from sin and forsaking it and turning to God. We know that someone has truly done that because it shows up in their life, in their course and conversation on the outside, in their affections and in their heart on the inside. Do they ever sin the sins of which they have repented? Not as a constant course of life. If they do, then their repentance was not of the truest kind.
But it is possible, as so well said, for some to have truly repented of their sins and still be overtaken and surprised by temptations so as to fall into the commission of the same sins which they have repented of, yet they do not lie in them but get up again and with bitter grief [regret] them, and return again onto the Lord.”
Excerpt from The Characteristics of True Repentance Audio
“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” Bible, Romans 8:5,6