Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Works worthy of repentance in Acts 26:20

The last two uses of a repentance word in Acts make it clear that repentance implies, and leads to, behavior demonstrating that repentance. In defending his ministry before King Herod Agrippa, Paul explained that he preached a repentance that led to action:

19 Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent (metanoein) and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance (metanoias). Acts 26:19-20