When Apologies Mean Nothing

When Apologies Mean Nothing


By Bible Loved Notes

Have you ever had someone treat you unkindly and when you confronted them, they apologized but they turned right around and did exactly the same thing again? Or have you ever apologized for something and continued doing it?

“Apologies don’t mean anything if we keep doing what we are sorry for.” ~ Anonymous 

The Greek word for repentance in New Testament passages is metanoia and it means “a change of mind, change in the inner man.”

When we apologize but add excuses or try to minimize our sins, we aren’t repentant. When we apologize and turn right around and do the same thing again, we aren’t repentant. 

If we aren’t having victory over certain sins, we need to seek accountability and make serious efforts to change. We may fall into sin, but Christians refuse to live in it (1 John 3:6).

Insincere repentance has the same effect as claiming we are “without sin,” and 1 John 1:8-10 says those who make such a claim deceive themselves, call God a liar and have no room in their hearts for God’s Word.

“Apologies don’t mean anything if we keep doing what we are sorry for.” 


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