Re: Verse reading–Acts 3:1-20 (day one)
“Therefore, repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”–v 19
It was not something I heard when I first followed Christ. Still recovering what was lost by this partial gospel. Jesus preached repentance and faith. (See Mark 1:15) Peter, in Acts 3, faithfully repeated the wisdom.
The word meant to “change your mind” (metanoia). Referred to all thoughts in a person’s mind. About God, about self, about priorities and values. Unconscious ideas, mainly, but vitally important.
As we believe in God, these ideas have to change. They are abandoned. Rejected. Repented. Without it, the head is so full of false that True cannot take root.
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”–Proverbs 23:7.
“Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind”–Romans 12:1.
What thought do you have in your mind that is not true?