True repentance is a change of heart that produces a change of action and a change of direction. For example, it’s one thing to say, “I’m sorry.” It’s quite another to say, “I’m sorry. I will stop doing it, and I’m going to live differently now.” This is exactly what the returning exiles did in response to Ezra’s plea, though it was a hard thing for many of them, because it cost them their families. Please open your Bible to Ezra chapter ten, verse twelve, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola concludes his study of this chapter.