“Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).

Forsaking and returning is perhaps the best portrait of biblical repentance. The question is sometimes raised, “Is repentance something God demands before he will take me back?” C.S. Lewis answered it best, “Repentance is what going back to God looks like.” A radical, supernatural turning of one’s life is to encounter God’s even more radical, supernatural grace.

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