If I think of repentance as â€œput off, renew, put on,â€ the step we’re missing at our house is probably the renew part. I think David knows what he should stop doing, and what he should start doing. Bethel is getting there, although she rarely demonstrates that knowledge when I ask her questions. I’m sure she could benefit from learning more about the middle step, too. The problem is that he doesn’t have any desire to do it. I’m sure part of the lack of desire is that the Holy Spirit doesn’t live inside him, but I’d like to start by teaching him where that desire comes from.
Breaking repentance down in this way makes the Scripture I want to teach a little easier. After reading Psalm 51 and II Corinthians multiple times, and rereading the cross references from the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (I used Psalm 51:10 as a starting reference), I decided that the clearest and most concrete passage is Psalm 51:10. Romans 12:1-2 is another one that we might consider talking about or memorizing later.