2019 – SATURDAY 18 MAY
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.
God designed us to feel remorse over sin in order to produce repentance that leads to victory. This leaves us with no regrets. But the sorrow of the world works death.
THE LACK OF GODLY SORROW
When people become insensitive to God’s truth – they lose the ability to feel godly sorrow over their failures.
Our godly sorrow is not because of our sin or failure.
Our godly sorrow is because we have displeased our saviour – lover and friend.
CLEANSING IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF REPENTANCE
Repentance is not the result of legalism and law.
Repentance is the result of sensitive hearts feeling the sorrow of displeasing their Lord.
Saying sorry – is the evidence of repentance.
Victory is the evidence of forgiveness and cleansing
GODLY SORROW HAS NO REGRETS
Godly sorrow is not condemnation and regret.
It is humility of heart leading to salvation and freedom.
THE SORROW OF THE WORLD PRODUCES DEATH
When you deny you have sinned – you bring unwelcome sorrow and sadness to all in your world.
Future hope dies.
Godliness with contentment dies.
Sad to see people denying their issues and justifying their innocence – while things die around them.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.