This is a subsidiary post of Various Biblical Terms That Describe the Posture of Faith.
It is also a subsidiary post of Posts About Seeing Christ.
This post was previously titled “Turning and Returning to the Lord” and “Turning and Returning to Him.” I split the content, creating an additional post – Returning to Him – for that portion of the content. Both posts are, of course, related to the post Repentance.
A subsidiary post, Turned Away from Him, helps give context to the phrases “turning to Him” and “returning to Him,” as well as to the word “repentance.”
Luke 1:16 – “And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.
Luke 1:17 – “It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Acts 14:15 – “you should turn from these vain things to a living God”
Acts 26:18 – “so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God”
2 Corinthians 3:16 – “turns to the Lord”
James 5:19 – “if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back”
James 5:20 – “turns a sinner from the error of his way”
2 Chronicles 7:14 – “seek My face and turn from their wicked ways”
Proverbs 1:23 – “Turn to my reproof”
Isaiah 45:22 – “Turn to Me”
Jeremiah 23:22 – “turned them back from their evil way”
Malachi 2:6 – “he turned many back from iniquity”