The ungodly are not in their right mind. Like the prodigal son who “came to himself” (Luke 15:17), it is only when we realize our appetites are unclean that we come to our senses, confess our sins, and repent. When we turn to Christ we receive “a sound mind” (see 2 Tim. 1:7).
2 Chronicles 6:37 yet when they come to themselves in the land where they were carried captive, and repent, and make supplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned, we have done wrong, and have committed wickedness’;38and when they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been carried captive, and pray toward their land which You gave to their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and toward the temple which I have built for Your name.