“Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17)
The answer hasn’t changed when it comes to repentance! The way to recognize “True Repentance” is by how someone treats those around them. In Isaiah’s day the church was still doing religious things, but they were not “Loving their Neighbor” and God says prove repentance by “Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow”! If we did those things it would show a heart of “True Repentance”, and everyone would see and know that our repentance is genuine. “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35), and “If someone says, ‘I love God’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?” (1 John 4:20). The Apostle John was taught firsthand by Jesus as one of His disciples, and he made sure to teach the same thing to his disciples. The way that we “Deal with each Other” is a litmus test in our true walk with the Lord, and especially how we deal with those that are less fortunate or in a difficult position!
God Bless Pastor Gerry