What does it mean to repent? According to Merriam-Webster, the definition is “to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life.” Repent is a verb, so true repentance causes you to take action.
They were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
When Peter addressed the Jews after Christ’s ascension into Heaven, he shared how Jesus was the Son of God. “Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” (Acts 2:36) When hearing this truth, the people were “cut to the heart” and were immediately moved to action. They asked the apostles how to make amends – and Peter told them to repent and be baptized.
Has the Lord recently shared something with you that cut you to the heart? Don’t be overwhelmed with sorrow; instead, be moved to make a life-altering change. Start by praying and asking for forgiveness, knowing that He will hear you and respond in His love. Then pray for America and its national leaders to hear truth and repent. God’s will for everyone is salvation through Christ. May many in the nation be moved to action.
Recommended Reading: Acts 2:29-41