UNREPENTANCE KEEPS THE MIND TO BE UN-RENEWED
Some of the wicked have a ‘reprobate’ mind, guided by the loss of God in their heart, and doing things not wise due to that reprobate mind.
Romans 1:28 (KJV)
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Many have an ‘alienation’ from God, which results in a vain, worthless mind, and gives them darkened understanding.
Ephesians 4:17-18 (KJV)
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
We must be renewed in our mind, by a renewal of having God rule and umpire our mind. This is a command, and a necessity to survive this wicked world.
Ephesians 4:23 (KJV)
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
When our thinking is aright, is transformed, we will then be able to ascertain, prove, what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. We are renewed in our thinking so we can approve and agree with what is God’s will and God’s thinking. That brings happy thinking.
Ephesians 5:8-10 (KJV)
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth. Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
We should not be unwise in our thinking, we need a transformation, a renewal of our thinking, so we can know and can agree with the will of God.
Ephesians 5:17 (KJV)
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
SIN TRIES TO KEEP US IN BONDAGE TO UN-GODLIKE THINKING.
Sin grips with a hold that is unbreakable by most. It can become habitual and increase its grip. Sin is never satisfied. It will take more and more control. Sin will begin as a thought, and soon become an action. The action will develop into a habit. The habits will form one's character. The character will end in one reaping a destiny. Sin will kill. It is a moral cancer to the soul.
"When lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin, and when sin is finished, it brings forth death."
What is the answer? Only repentance to Jesus is the answer!
"But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God."
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."
We have a Savior that is able to wash our sins away, We may confess our sins to Him, and He will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1:9
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."