Repenting is telling Christ exactly why you need Him.  David Osborne

The first spiritual step on the Calvary road of radical obedience to Jesus is repentance. Repentance includes remorse for inward corruption and sin. Repentance is not only remorse. It is a change of mind and heart about sin and righteousness and about Christ. It is a turning from the broken cisterns of the world to the fountain of life.  John Piper 

What is repentance? It is turning from the sins you love to the holy God you’re called to love. It is admitting that you’re not God. It is beginning to value Jesus more than your immediate pleasure. It is giving up those things the Bible calls sin and leaving them to follow Jesus.  Mark Dever

Repentance is more than just sorrow for the past; repentance is a change of mind and heart, a new life of denying self and serving the Savior as king in self’s place.  J.I. Packer

Repentance is a change of mind regarding sin and God, an inward turning from sin to God, which is known by its fruit – obedience (Mt. 3:8; Acts 26:20; Lk. 13:5-9). It is hating what you once loved and loving what you once hated, exchanging irresistible sin for an irresistible Christ.  Jim Elliff

To forsake sin, is to leave it without any thought reserved of returning to it again.  William Gurnall

The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing.  A.W. Pink

If you will not have death unto sin, you shall have sin unto death. There is no alternative. If you do not die to sin, you shall die for sin. If you do not slay sin, sin will slay you.  C.H. Spurgeon

If Christ has died for me – ungodly as I am, without strength as I am – then I can no longer live in sin, but must arouse myself to love and serve Him who has redeemed me. I cannot trifle with the evil that killed my best Friend. I must be holy for his sake. How can I live in sin when He has died to save me from it?  C.H. Spurgeon

Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, in saying, Repent Ye, intended that the whole of the life of believers should be repentance. Martin Luther, First of 95 Theses

Repentance needs to be as loud as the sin was.  John MacArthur

When a person is sick, the doctor may prescribe medicine.  What heals the man?  Is it the medicine, or his reaching out for the medicine?  Christ is the only solution for your problem of sin and judgment.  He is the medicine.  Who else but Christ can rescue you and bring you into the forgiven family of God?  He is the exclusive way to God.  He is a narrow way, but a sufficient one.  But how do you reach out to Christ?  By repentance and faith.  Jim Elliff

Repentance is the hand releasing those filthy objects it had previously clung to so tenaciously.  Faith is extending an empty hand to God to receive His gift of grace.  Repentance is a godly sorrow for sin.  Faith is receiving a sinner’s Saviour.  Repentance is revulsion of the filth and pollution of sin.  Faith is a seeking of cleansing therefrom.  Repentance is the sinner covering his mouth and crying, “Unclean, unclean!”  Faith is the leper coming to Christ and saying, “Lord, if You will, You can make me clean.”  A.W. Pink

There is one case of death-bed repentance recorded, that of the penitent thief, that none should despair; and only one that none should presume.  Augustine

Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not biblical grace. God’s grace never encourages us to live in sin, on the contrary, it empowers us to say no to sin and yes to truth.  Randy Alcorn

We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin.  CS Lewis

The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.  Brennan Manning

It is perilously easy to have amazing sympathy with God’s truth and remain in sin.  Oswald Chambers

Sin and the child of God are incompatible. They may occasionally meet; they cannot live together in harmony.   John R. W. Stott

A stroke, from guilt, from wrath, broke Judas’ heart into despair; a look from love, from Christ, broke Peter’s into tears.  George Swinnock

You’ll never be able to speak against sin if you’re entertained by it.  John Muncee

Primarily, God is not bound to punish sin; he is bound to destroy sin. The only vengeance worth having on sin is to make the sinner himself its executioner. –George MacDonald

How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?  Oscar Wilde

It is not that we need more power, but that we need more brokenness. When we are properly broken we will find the indwelling Christ is more than sufficient. —Chip Brogden

When one doesn’t learn to resist the devil, he or she probably doesn’t know much of submitting to God.  Greg Manalli

If you will not determine to be pure, you will grow more and more impure.  George MacDonald

It’s one thing not to sin—it’s another not to want to!  Jacquelyn K. Heasley

It is impossible for a man to be freed from the habit of sin before he hates it, just as it is impossible to receive forgiveness before confessing his trespasses… –Ignatius

The glum, sour faces of many Christians. They rather give the impression that, instead of coming from the Father’s joyful banquet, they have just come from the Sheriff who has auctioned off their sins and now are sorry they can’t get them back again.  Helmut Thielicke

To provoke you to be the death of your darling sins… consider, that the conquest and effectual mortifying of one bosom sin, will yield a Christian more glorious joy, comfort, and peace, than ever he hath found in the gratifying and committing of all other sins.  The pleasure and sweetness that follows victory over sin is a thousand times beyond that seeming sweetness that is in the gratifying of sin.  Thomas Brooks

Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them, weep bitterly for them, and yet continue in love and league with them.  Matthew Henry

There is a radical distinction between natural regret and God-given repentance.  The flesh can feel remorse, acknowledge its evil deeds, and be ashamed of itself.  However, this sort of disgust with past actions can be quickly shrugged off, and the individual can soon go back to his old wicked ways.  None of the marks of true repentance described in 2 Corinthians 7:11 are found in his behavior.  Out of a list of 10 men in the Bible who said, “I have sinned,” we believe only five actually repented. They were David (2 Sam. 12:13), Nehemiah (Neh. 1:6), Job (Job 42:5,6), Micah (Micah 7:9), and the prodigal son (Luke 15:18).  Author Unknown

Let my heart be broken with the things that break God’s heart.  Bob Pierce