Even in his failings—the affair with Bathsheba, most famously—David has become the prototype of repentance and divine forgiveness.
But as Christians, we accept the notion of a sinful nature and the need for repentance and redemption.
How are they representing the views of the Bible, that humility and repentance are virtuous and that pride goes before a fall?
Called the Counselor by his followers, he preaches love, repentance, and opposition to the fledgling republic.
He says the church forgave him, but part of repentance is you also have to have the forgiveness of the people you harmed.
What is resented most about Berlusconi is his pleb brashness, his insolent lack of repentance.
The hero's lack of repentance is carried through right to the end.
As the mayor of District 12 says in the novel, the Games are “both a time for repentance and a time for thanks.”
repentance is the first step in healing a broken relationship.
“Conversion begins with repentance, and repentance really does call for a new way of life,” he says.
c.1300, from Old French repentance "penitence" (12c.), from present participle stem of repentir (see repent).
Repentance goes beyond feeling to express distinct purposes of turning from sin to righteousness; the Bible word most often translated repentance means a change of mental and spiritual attitude toward sin. [Century Dictionary]
There are three Greek words used in the New Testament to denote repentance. (1.) The verb _metamelomai_ is used of a change of mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse on account of sin, but not necessarily a change of heart. This word is used with reference to the repentance of Judas (Matt. 27:3). (2.) Metanoeo, meaning to change one's mind and purpose, as the result of after knowledge. This verb, with (3) the cognate noun _metanoia_, is used of true repentance, a change of mind and purpose and life, to which remission of sin is promised. Evangelical repentance consists of (1) a true sense of one's own guilt and sinfulness; (2) an apprehension of God's mercy in Christ; (3) an actual hatred of sin (Ps. 119:128; Job 42:5, 6; 2 Cor. 7:10) and turning from it to God; and (4) a persistent endeavour after a holy life in a walking with God in the way of his commandments. The true penitent is conscious of guilt (Ps. 51:4, 9), of pollution (51:5, 7, 10), and of helplessness (51:11; 109:21, 22). Thus he apprehends himself to be just what God has always seen him to be and declares him to be. But repentance comprehends not only such a sense of sin, but also an apprehension of mercy, without which there can be no true repentance (Ps. 51:1; 130:4).