"It is important to understand the difference between being sorry and regretting what one has done, versus repentance. Repentance means to make a decision for change. Recognizing I can only make the decision to change, and surrender my life to Christ, and let Him change the direction of my life. But regretting (the word in our text) means to be sorry for the consequences or the effects of the sin, not the sin itself. You cannot just be remorseful. You cannot just be sorry. There must be repentance for salvation."