As our normal, daily, way of living we deny the power Jesus Christ gives us to obey Him — this is called being a “sinner”.
If we are a sinner, JESUS asks us to REPENT — to be a person of a truthful, loving heart by agreeing with Him that we are a sinner (See glossary definition for “Repent”).
Actions that prove you repent:
1) confess our disobedience against God’s word (sin),
2) forsake disobedience (sin),
3) ask forgiveness from God and others we have injured (sinned against).
This 1-2-3 expresses an attitude and action of “love” — from a truthful, loving heart!