“I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,”
King James Version (KJV)
15:18 I will arise and go to my father - How accurately are the first steps of true repentance here pointed out! Against Heaven - Against God.
Lu 15:18 I will arise and go. This resolve is repentance, the change of purpose and heart. He is led to it by his sense of need, the burden of sin. Father, I have sinned. His change of heart, or repentance, must be followed by confession.