Friday, February 7, 2014

Word of the Day... February 7, 2014....

 Sorrow and Repentance
Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways. It was the kind of sorrow God wants his people to have, so you were not harmed by us in any way.  For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.
2 Corinthians 7:9-10

Paul had written a letter to the Corinthians that was rather harsh, pointing out many of the serious problems that existed in their church.  He was hesitant to write them at first because he knew that it would hurt them.  But he pointed out that, although it had hurt them and caused them sorrow and it was that sorrow led them to repentance.

It is good that you feel sorry for your sins, but the real question is, “Are you going to change?”  To repent means to change your mind.  To change the direction your life is taking.  Is that what you do after feeling sorry for your sins?  If not, than your sorrow means absolutely nothing. Because true “Godly sorrow produces repentance.” 


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