Repentance is when we are in pain because we have hurt God or another person—for that person’s sake and for God’s not for ourselves. It focuses attention on the wounded one.
If we are hurting for our own sake because we have failed, that is remorse.
Repentance is a gift from God and occurs when God’s love flows through us in such a way that we feel the hurt of the person that we have hurt.
Remorse is sorry we got caught; it’s buckets of tears, and “I’m so sorry,” but totally self-centered.
Repentance is turning away from brokenness to the ways of the Lord. It’s something God accomplishes in and through us—not something we can do ourselves. Repentance offers sacrifices that are acceptable to God: a broken spirit and a contrite heart.
Remorse is preceded by self-exaltation based on pride. It results in the inability to face one’s self and blames others.
Repentance (in Greek metanoia) means a change of mind or orientation so that a new way of loving others opens up.
Remorse offers an excuse for disobedience. It is always convenient or involves compromise due to life’s pressures.
The kingdom of God is near. Repent (metanoia) and believe the good news!” Mark 5:15
Remorse expects God to understand and forgive, without our surrender. It seeks to avoid painful consequences.
Repentance means to leave your old life behind and find a new one.