23. I have not killed anyone, I have not stolen anything, I have not committed adultery; what should I repent of then?



You must repent of every sin you have committed, and for sure you have committed some sins in the sight of God because there is none righteous, no, not one (Romans 3:10); all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Therefore even if you are not a thief, or a murderer, or an adulterer, you still have some sins of which you must repent. An evil thought is a sin, for instance; to say a bad word is another sin; a lie, no matter if you call it insignificant, is a sin; a wicked wish is a sin, and so on.

Do not think that God calls to repentance only thieves, murderers, adulterers, or other human beings who have committed certain sins, because that’s not true at all. God commands all men to repent, no matter how many sins they have committed and what kind of sins they have committed. Paul said in the Areopagus: “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Do not hesitate, repent of all your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ so that you may obtain the remission of your sins and eternal life.